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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 11Case Study: Satellite-FriendlyCampground Directory

In this final chapter, we're going to take a deep dive into a real-world web site that's utilizing all the key techniques from throughout the book, participating in the geoweb with vibrant, dynamic Google maps. My purpose here is twofold: first, to bring together all the underlying concepts from the entire book, showing how they cooperate; and second, to demonstrate those concepts in practical use by a real web application.

Major topics that you'll see include these:

  • API maps tightly integrated with the pages on which they reside
  • Managing the display of thousands of mapped locations
  • Generation of geoXML from server-side PHP and MySQL
  • Leveraging of prepackaged API features, like driving ...

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