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ColdFusion 9 Developer Tutorial by John Farrar

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Map interaction

This is a special tag for me. If you are an owner of the previous edition of this book, you will know that there is a chapter on integrating Google Maps with ColdFusion in the chapter about building custom tags. I thought it was a very good idea and it caught on. Adobe shared my opinion and added this feature to the core tag library. I am not saying they took my code, but rather pointing out that we don't have to wait for Adobe to build everything for us. Yet, this is built in. Let's look at the great power Adobe has added.

The first thing we will need is an API key from Google. Make sure you read the terms of service so that you comply with an acceptable use of the maps, if you deploy this technology of course. Go to http://code.google.com/apis/maps/signup.html ...

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