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Beginning Google Maps Mashups with Mapplets, KML, and GeoRSS: From Novice to Professional by Sterling Udell

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PART 2Mashing Up GoogleMaps with Mapplets

CHAPTER 6Introduction to Mapplets

Part 1 of this book taught you how to use the Google Maps API, embedding a Google map in essentially any web page. Here in Part 2 we'll be working through a different but related specification, the Mapplets API, which instead allows us to program the main Google Maps web site itself. That's the central distinction: rather than bringing Google Maps functionality to our own site, mapplets let us bring our own content and functionality to maps.google.com.

A mapplet, then, is a self-contained piece of mapping functionality, ready to be "plugged in" to Google Maps. The name itself, a combination of map and applet, is a good summary of what it does: map + applet = a small ...

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