This book is about the next generation of the Google Maps API. It will provide the reader with the skills and knowledge necessary to incorporate Google Maps version 3 on web pages in both desktop and mobile browsers.
Beginning Google Maps Applications with PHP and Ajax is the first book to comprehensively introduce Google's popular mapping API. This book shows you how to create practical, location-based applications that encourage users to interact with the service, add their own information, and dynamically mark up maps.
Beginning Google Maps Applications with Rails and Ajax: From Novice to Professional is the first book to comprehensively introduce the service from a developer perspective, showing you how you can integrate mapping features into your Rails-driven web applications.
Beginning Google Maps Mashups with Mapplets, KML, and GeoRSS is a beginner's guide to creating web mashups using Google mapping technology. This book is a single-source primer to displaying data on Google Maps and covers both Mapplets and the Google Maps API. It is everything you need to start participating in the geographic Web.
In the coming decade, billions of simple devices must be connected to the emerging Internet of Things. Todays networking protocols are too expensive and inefficient for this task. This book describes a simpler and scalable architecture that will be used to create big data from billions of small data points in the Internet of Things.