Hacking Google Maps and Google Earth (ExtremeTech)

Hacking Google Maps and Google Earth (ExtremeTech)

by Martin C. Brown
     
 

Going somewhere? Or just getting back?

Great vacation photos—too bad you can't remember where you took them. And wouldn't it have been terrific to find a pizza joint when you bumped into your college buddy in that little ski town? Well, by making Google Maps and Google Earth do your bidding, you can find out not only where you're going, but where you've

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Going somewhere? Or just getting back?

Great vacation photos—too bad you can't remember where you took them. And wouldn't it have been terrific to find a pizza joint when you bumped into your college buddy in that little ski town? Well, by making Google Maps and Google Earth do your bidding, you can find out not only where you're going, but where you've been. Get an aerial view of the beach in that picture. Pinpoint every Thai takeout in your girlfriend's zip code. Plan the Great International Rollercoaster Tour. Here's how.

Get Going

Create applications that let you do all this and more

  1. Make maps that reveal statistical data
  2. Plot routes to include or avoid key factors
  3. Build a community site
  4. Create a realtor's presentation
  5. Calculate distances for routes
  6. Show where your holiday photos were taken
  7. Merge Flickr photos onto a map
  8. Highlight archaeological information

Companion Web site

Visit http://maps.mcslp.com to find full source code for all hacks and mods in the book, working examples, ongoing information about Google Maps and Google Earth, a blog, and more.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471790099
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/19/2006
Series:
ExtremeTech Series, #34
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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