ATTN: Web Developers: Google Maps API

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  1. kingtoad

    kingtoad OT Supporter

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    As some of you may already know, Google has recently released API layer for Google Maps. So, web developers would be able to integrate the functionality of Google Maps on their own website. It's a free service. That's good! We no longer have to fork over thousands of dollars in support for geographical / regional capable software. Or overpriced API such as Yahoo Maps (Someone had told me they charge $20k for it).

    This is a good starter for developers who have not yet come around to utilizing newer technology such as AJAX (Asynchronise(sp?) javascript and XML), such as myself. This will be a fun project. After completion of a few prioritized projects, I plan on writing a couple classes that will manage Google Maps API so that I will be able to create these maps on the fly... then eventually store locators and the like utilizing these classes.

    Here's an example of a website using this API.
    http://geepster.com/london.php

    And here's the actual documentation for the API.
    http://www.google.com/apis/maps/documentation/
     
  2. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    :bigthumb: saw something about this on SlashDot. Might be using this pretty soon in some of my stuff
     
  3. Frequency

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    that is pretty fucking :bigthumb:
     
  4. D1G1T4L

    D1G1T4L Active Member

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    nice!
     
  5. Rob

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    2 months later....NICE!
     

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