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Learning Joomla! 1.5 Extension Development by Joseph L. LeBlanc

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Customizing Google Maps

Although modal boxes and sliding panes are useful, MooTools can help with other JavaScript tasks. Google Maps has a comprehensive API for interacting with maps on your website. MooTools can be used to load the Google Maps engine at the correct time. It can also act as a bridge between the map and other HTML elements on your site.

To get started, you will first need to get an API key to use Google Maps on your domain. You can sign up for a free key at http://code.google.com/apis/maps/signup.html. Even if you are working on your local computer, you still need the key. For instance, if the base URL of your Joomla installation is http://localhost/joomla, you will enter localhost as the domain for your API key.

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