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

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CHAPTER 8Taking Mapplets Further

With the solid mapplet-building foundation that you now possess, you're ready to take the next step and really see what mapplets can do. In this chapter, you'll learn how the Mapplets API combines both the Google Maps and Gadgets APIs into a platform with truly unique capabilities. You'll also continue to stretch your JavaScript abilities, developing skills that will directly increase your potential everywhere in the Google Maps ecosystem.

As usual, we'll accomplish all this by examining a series of real, live mapplet examples, starting with extensions to the geoXML display introduced in the previous chapter. We'll then progress to a utility for looking up place names that will demonstrate a more generalized ...

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