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By Jeffrey Sambells, Michael Purvis, Cameron Turner

Until lately, development interactive web-based mapping purposes has been a bulky affair. This replaced while Google published its strong Maps API. Beginning Google Maps functions with personal home page and Ajax used to be written that will help you make the most of this know-how on your personal endeavorswhether you’re an fanatic taking part in for enjoyable or a certified development for revenue. This publication covers model 2 of the API, together with Google’s new Geocoding service.

Authors Jeffrey Sambells, Cameron Turner, and Michael Purvis get rolling with examples that require infrequently any code in any respect, yet you’ll speedy develop into familiar with many points of the Maps API. They exhibit strong tools for concurrently plotting huge info units, developing your individual map overlays, and harvesting and geocoding units of addresses. You’ll see how you can arrange substitute tile units and the place to entry imagery to exploit for them. The authors even allow you to construct your personal geocoder from scratch, for these high-volume batch jobs.

As good as supplying hands-on examples of actual mapping tasks, this e-book offers a whole reference for the Maps API, besides the correct features of JavaScript, CSS, Hypertext Preprocessor, and SQL. stopover at the authors' site for added assistance and advice.

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86 construction a shop place Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety precis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety three half 2 ■■■ ■CHAPTER five past the fundamentals Manipulating Third-Party facts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety seven utilizing Downloadable textual content records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety seven Downloading the Database . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ninety eight Parsing CSV facts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a hundred and one Optimizing the Import . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 utilizing Your New Database Schema . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 7079ch00FM. qxd 7/27/06 3:18 PM web page ix ■CONTENTS reveal Scraping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 A Scraping instance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 monitor Scraping concerns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 precis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 ■CHAPTER 6 enhancing the consumer Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 CSS: a marginally of fashion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Maximizing Your Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred twenty including soaring Toolbars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 developing Collapsible facet Panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Scripted sort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Switching Up the physique periods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Resizing with the facility of JavaScript . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Populating the facet Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Getting aspect Panel suggestions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 caution, Now Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 facts element Filtering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 displaying and Hiding issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a hundred and forty gaining knowledge of Groupings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a hundred and forty growing clear out Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 precis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 ■CHAPTER 7 Optimizing and Scaling for big information units . . . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred forty five knowing the restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred forty five Streamlining Server-Client Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Optimizing Server-Side Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Server-Side Boundary approach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 Server-Side universal element approach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred fifty five Server-Side Clustering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 customized aspect Overlay technique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167 customized Tile technique. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 Optimizing the Client-Side consumer adventure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186 Client-Side Boundary approach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 Client-Side Closest to a standard element approach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 Client-Side Clustering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191 additional Optimizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196 precis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198 ix 7079ch00FM. qxd x 7/27/06 3:18 PM web page x ■CONTENTS ■CHAPTER eight What’s subsequent for the Google Maps API?

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