by Adam DuVander
August 2010, 376 pp.
Websites like MapQuest and Google Maps have transformed the way we think about maps. But these services do more than offer driving directions—they provide APIs that web developers can use to build highly customized map-based applications.
You'll also learn how to:
Map Scripting 101 is perfect for any web developer getting started with map scripting, whether you want to track earthquakes around the world, or just mark the best coffee shops in Dubuque.
About the Author
Adam DuVander writes about geolocation, web development, and APIs for Programmable Web and WebMonkey, Wired.com's web developer resource. He has presented his work at SXSW and O'Reilly's Where 2.0 conference. He lives at 45° 33' 25" N, 122° 31' 55" W (otherwise known as Portland, Oregon).
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Mapping Basics
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"I can't think of a better resource for map scripting and development than this book."
"Personalize Your Map with a Custom Map Marker," a tutorial from Webmonkey based on Map Scripting 101. Read the tutorial here.
"Map Scripting 101 opens up a plethora of opportunities and ideas for integrating geo-information that you may have never considered. The best part is that you'll be learning from a true master of the art."
“If you work with Google Maps or Bing Maps then this script reference is something that should be open and on your desk!”
"The book is very accessible for beginners and even intermediates who might want to get more familiar with Mapscraction. Adam should be very proud of his book as I think he's done a superb job on it."