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Sams Teach Yourself XML in 24 Hours, Third Edition by Michael Morrison

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Chapter 15. Using XML to Hack Google Maps

 

I have an existential map. It has “You are here” written all over it.

 
 --Steven Wright

Unlike Steven Wright’s existential map, Google Maps is an online mapping tool that is without a doubt one of the coolest online resources I’ve ever used. Online map services aren’t really new but Google Maps is so unique in its map interface that it is truly a groundbreaking application. Google Maps provides both a traditional vector map view along with a satellite photography view and even a hybrid view that overlays vector street information onto the photographic satellite map. One of the features that makes Google Maps so interesting is the fact that it is customizable via a programming interface that Google has made ...

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