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Location-Aware Applications by Murat Aktihanoglu, Richard Ferraro

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Chapter 3. Mapping

So Geographers in Afric-maps With Savage-Pictures fill their Gaps; And o’er uninhabitable Downs Place Elephants for want of Towns

Jonathan Swift

This chapter covers

  • Choosing the right mapping API by comparing available technologies
  • Choosing the right mapping data source
  • Using location in browser-based applications

Mapping has always been key throughout centuries. Fortunes have been made and lost depending on the accuracy of maps, and this statement continues to be true today.

Accurate maps are vital for location-based services. The map provider and the mapping technology that you use might make or break your application or service. A slow and non-responsive map component in your application might render your service unusable. ...

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