It’s not unusual for people to record the longitude and latitude of a photograph’s location into that photo (a process known as geocoding), which is then parsed out and passed to a Google Maps API call. A map is then created to show exactly where the photo was taken.
Geocachers, that group of passionate global positioning satellite (GPS) users, utilize Google Maps to mark geocaches (hidden objects of little or no value used as a way to mark the spot). Others use Google Maps to provide driving directions, to mark landmarks, or even play games. It’s a rich and easy-to-use API.
To use Google Maps, you first need a free API key, which you can
get at the Google Maps API web site (http://www.google.com/apis/maps/). This is used
as part of the URL given in the
attribute of the script tag. For instance, the following shows how I use
That key has to match the exact domain and subdirectory location ...