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Guide to Google Maps API

GoogleGoogle Maps is a free web mapping service that includes a standard map and satellite views, as well as providing directions, traffic information, and a street view from certain locations. The Google Maps API gives developers free access to this functionality, using both JavaScript and Adobe Flash. Using the API developers can incorporate Google Maps into their own web sites, blogs, desktop and mobile applications. The Google Maps API has been used to create some interesting applications, including earthquake maps, pub finders, multiplayer games and more.

Here you will find links to articles that give you an overview of the Google Maps API, as well as articles that show you how to create simple applications using the the API in both JavaScript and Flash.

Latest Articles on Google Maps Api
Three Easy to Use Google Maps API Examples

If you're developing a site with Google Maps you can take advantage of various useful features in the API, such as compass point rotation and overlays......

Understanding Google Maps - A Beginners Guide

Google Maps is a powerful web mapping service application offering street maps, route planner for traveling on foot, car or public transport and business locator for many countries...

Learn How Google Maps Works

How does Google Maps work? Lets summarize how it works for API and Mobile. Learn just where Google Maps gets all their routs from....

Understanding Google Maps - What is Google Maps?

If you've been wondering how Google Maps works, this article explains it all, from satellite images and databases to mashups....

Most Popular Articles on Google Maps Api
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    Three Easy to Use Google Maps API Examples

    If you're developing a site with Google Maps you can take advantage of various useful features in the API, such as compass point rotation and overlays......

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    Understanding Google Maps - What is Google Maps?

    If you've been wondering how Google Maps works, this article explains it all, from satellite images and databases to mashups....

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    Understanding Google Maps - A Beginners Guide

    Google Maps is a powerful web mapping service application offering street maps, route planner for traveling on foot, car or public transport and business locator for many countries. It is used in Google...

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    Find Where your Friends are via GPS

    Finding friends via GPS is easy these days. Several services help you do that. Typically your friend has to agree to be tracked. Even after that these services let him be invisible or at some arbitrary...

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    Using Google Maps API – Static Map Image

    Google's free service just does not stop. Now we can use another map service Google is offering, Google's Static Maps. Static maps are helpful when we cannot use full blown Google Maps API....

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Putting a map on your website helps customers find your business, but who wants to make a map from scratch. By using this Google Maps API tutorial, you can learn how to embed high quality...

Reviewing the Maverick App for the Google Android Platform

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