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Google™pedia: The Ultimate Google Resource, Second Edition by Michael Miller

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Chapter 21. Using and Creating Google Map Mashups

One of the coolest things about Google Maps is that Google lets anyone create his or her own custom Google map, overlaid with his or her own personal data. These maps can be accessed from your Google Maps page, or posted on your own website.

This overlaying of third-party data points on a Google map is called a Google map mashup. That’s because you’re mashing together a Google map with your own personal data. That data might simply be a set of coordinates so that you map a specific location, or it might be a collection of locations that you want to display on a map.

You don’t have to be a programmer to create your own map mashups. Read on to learn the various ways to create your own custom Google ...

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