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How to create a "My Map" in Google Maps. Creating maps with friends in Google Maps Learn all about Google My Maps in this overview tutorial. Discover the many possibilities for creating custom, personalized maps With My Maps, you can create and share maps of your world, marked with the locations, routes and regions of interest that matter to you.
Alexis showed a nice Mashup at JavaDay in Versailles . Last week he described the AJAX-based demo ; this week he explains how the implementation uses Java Persistence , NetBeans , and Java Studio Creator to query the, REST-based, GeoEncoding Web Service . Check Alexis' blogs ( part I , part II ) for details. An alternative approach is to use a rich-desktop client; for example Aerith .
Interactive maps are becoming more and more widespread in modern web applications. Potential uses abound: real estate and tourism are two obvious domains where interactive maps can provide real added value, but there are dozens of others as well. However, although many of today's web applications could make good use of integrated mapping software, development teams often shy away from the complexity of integrating a full-fledged geographical database system. Indeed, while clickable maps have been around for years, truly interactive maps, which interact in real time with a server application, have always been considerably more complex.
In my previous post I noted that Google Maps has released Version 2 of its API. In this post I thought I'd talk more about how you can start developing with Google Maps. Mashups are all the rage, so if you're a developer or just like to remix things - now's a good time to jump in and build one! The easiest way to get content for your mashup is to use APIs (Application Programming Interface) from companies such as Google, Amazon or eBay. That is, big companies that offer a reliable and large data set via documented API hooks into their systems. You can also use RSS from companies like craigslist.
John Musser over at ProgrammableWeb (a great source for info on APIs, I might add!) has posted about the NY Times article * on Google Maps mashups. John has picked out some fairly cool mashups that are worth mentioning: HomePriceRecords : Combines home sales data with Google maps.
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Google launches its first in-house map mashup, an earth-friendly tour of 5 cities in the United States. The mashup points out environmentally-friendly destinations and services in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando or San Francisco. Listings include the Las Vegas Natural History Museum and the Go Raw Cafe in Las Vegas, the Tree People park and EcoLimo in Los Angeles, the Skyscraper Museum and Central Park in New York, the Forever Florida nature preserve and Horse World Riding Stables in Orlando and, in San Francisco the Red Victorian Bed and Breakfast and the Exploratorium. The maps include embedded video of the handful of earth-friendly suggestions within each city. Right now the mashup's pretty limited to those 5 cities, but Google suggests searching for "environmentally friendly hotels" instead of just "hotels" when researching trips to any city.
Integrate external data with the Google Maps API By Sumit Bando and Darius Kasad, JavaWorld.com, 01/16/06 Since Google published its Maps API, numerous applications, called mash-ups , have been developed that integrate customized data on top of Google's map interface. With the Maps API, it's straightforward to center a map at a given location, add markers, and display content in info windows—especially if the location is static.
Mostly Cloudy, Clearing Later: Network Weather Maps In sketches and diagrams the Internet is often represented by the graphic shorthand of a cloud. The Internet cloud is quick and easy to draw and useful to hide the complexity of the networks  . But how can one tell what is going on inside this cloud? Perhaps, extending the meteorological metaphor, we could use Net weather forecasts to show oncoming packet storms. Of course, maps are the key means of summarizing and presenting complex meteorological data.
Maps to Market Your Network Maps have long been a powerful tool of the marketing men. Maps of networks - be they networks of canals, railroads, roads or airlines - have been repeatedly employed in the service of promotion and persuasion  . Networks are all about connecting together distant places with dedicated links to speed the flow of goods and people between them.