Beginning Google Maps API 3 [NOOK Book]


This book is about the next generation of the Google Maps API. It will provide the reader with the skills and knowledge necessary to incorporate Google Maps version 3 on web pages in both desktop and mobile browsers.

It also describes how to deal with common problems ...

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This book is about the next generation of the Google Maps API. It will provide the reader with the skills and knowledge necessary to incorporate Google Maps version 3 on web pages in both desktop and mobile browsers.

It also describes how to deal with common problems that most map developers encounter at some point, like performance and usability issues with having too many markers and possible solutions to that.

  • Introduction to the Google Maps API version 3

  • Solutions to common problems most developers encounters (too many markers, common JavaScript pitfalls)

  • Best practices using HTML/CSS/JavaScript and Google Maps

What youÂ’ll learn

  • Building reliable Google Maps web applications

  • How to transfer from version 2 to version 3 of the API

  • Best practices using HTML/CSS/JavaScript

  • Dealing with large amounts of map markers

  • How to look up addresses and coordinates using GeoCoding and reversed GeoCoding

Who this book is for

Web designers/web developers with a basic knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript, as well as people with knowledge of the old Google Maps API that needs help to easily transfer to the new API. And, this book is for anyone interested in learning how to integrate Google Maps on their web page.

Table of Contents

  1. Introducing the Google Maps API

  2. Transferring from Version 2 to 3

  3. Creating Your First Map

  4. Taking the Map Further with MapOptions

  5. X Marks the Spot

  6. Marker Icons

  7. InfoWindow Tips and Tricks

  8. Creating Polylines and Polygons

  9. Dealing with Massive Numbers of Markers

  10. Location, Location, Location

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781430228035
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 7/26/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 328
  • Sales rank: 945,690
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Gabriel Svennerberg is a usability-oriented web developer from Sweden. He's been working in the web industry for over a decade and is known in the web developer community for evangelizing usability and web standards. He's also known for spreading knowledge about the Google Maps API through his website, In Usability We Trust, which also features articles about usability and other things related to web development. It s found at At his current job at Saab Security and Defence Solutions (, Gabriel is busy designing and building web applications for situation awareness and crisis management. These applications always incorporate maps in some way and the Google Maps API is one of the map solutions being used.

Gabriel lives in V xj , Sweden with his fianc e, Petronella, and their son, Ludvig.

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  • Posted October 14, 2011

    Valuable for both beginning and experienced developers

    I'm an experienced web developer, and though this book is clearly meant to be accessible for very inexperienced people as well, I found it a clear and useful introduction to the Google Maps API3.

    Some experienced reviewers have grumbled that the book is basic, but I see it differently. If Svennerberg had custom-written a book for me taking into account exactly what I already do and don't know, it would have been much thinner. But I don't expect custom-written books. I just skipped the parts that I already knew, and I very much appreciated the clear descriptions and simple examples for the parts that were new to me.

    Could an experienced developer figure all this out by crawling the API documentation and posting questions to Stack Overflow? Obviously. But this book cost me less than $20. I don't know what your time's worth to you, but there's no question that by pulling all the basics together in a tidy, readable format with working examples, this book saved far, far more than $20 of my time.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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