IN THIS CHAPTER
The basics of Google mapping
Converting a physical address into geocoordinates
XML as a map language
Using Ajax to create Google maps
Although Google Maps is plenty of fun to tinker with purely from a user's perspective in terms of exploring the built-in map features, it's the development potential that truly makes it an exciting technology. In 2005 Google made available to the public an application programming interface (API) for Google Maps that allows web developers to build custom mapping applications. ...