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Google Maps Mashups with Google Mapplets

By Michael Young

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Google Maps Mashups with Google Mapplets is the book that Geo Mashups developers will need to create Web 2.0 applications based on Google's Mapplets technology.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-0995-9
  • User Level: Beginner to Advanced
  • Publication Date: April 24, 2008
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Print Book Price: $29.99
  • eBook Price: $20.99
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Full Description

Have a Google Maps mashup that you’d like to expose to millions of users on maps.google.com? New to the mapping craze, but have an idea for a killer map–based application? Want to learn how to create GeoRSS and KML feeds with your geotagged content, exposing your customer to new ways of exploring and navigating your content?

Google Maps Mashups with Google Mapplets

  • Is the first book to cover Google’s Mapplet technology
  • Shows you how to create Google Maps–based applications and publish to maps.google.com
  • Provides a single–source resource and practical guide to Mapplets and mashups
  • Teaches you how to mash up Mapplets using location–specific data
  • Includes examples of real–world applications

What you’ll learn

Readers will be taken through the process of building a mashup of multiple data sources and APIs, using Tourfilter’s concert and event data to map concerts and venue information happening nearby. Creating GeoRSS and KML files will also be covered, showing readers how to publish their content with geographic metadata and encouraging their users to interact with their data in new and interesting ways.

Who this book is for

This book is aimed at developers, designers, and technologists looking to explore Google’s Mapplet technology. The book will be a great resource for those just getting into Map–based applications and mashups, as well as for seasoned Maps developers looking to reach an extended audience with their mashups on maps.google.com.

Readers of the book should be familiar with JavaScript, basic HTML and CSS, PHP, and some SQL.

Source Code/Downloads

Downloads are available to accompany this book.

Your operating system can likely extract zipped downloads automatically, but you may require software such as WinZip for PC, or StuffIt on a Mac.

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