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.
It also describes how to deal with common problems that most map developers encounter at some point, like performance and usability issues with having too many markers and possible solutions to that.
- Introduction to the Google Maps API version 3
What youll learn
- Building reliable Google Maps web applications
- How to transfer from version 2 to version 3 of the API
- Dealing with large amounts of map markers
- How to look up addresses and coordinates using GeoCoding and reversed GeoCoding
From the reviews of the second edition:“The author begins with a brief history of the Google Maps API … . this practice quite helpful as I didn’t have to flip back and forth as I have in other technical books to figure out the totality of what was going on. … All in all, I’d highly recommend Beginning Google Maps API 3 to those looking to develop Google Maps applications with the new API. It’s clearly written with lots of examples and pictures of exactly what the code’s output looks like.” (North Carolina Digital Collections Collaboratory, September, 2010)