Hacking Google Maps and Google Earth (ExtremeTech)

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This one-of-a-kind resource contains 500 pages of jaw-dropping hacks, mods, and customizations. These include creating mashups with data from other sources such as Flickr, building a space station tracker, hacking Maps with Firefox PiggyBank, and building a complete community site with Maps and Earth. Now you can map out locations, get driving directions, zoom into any point on the globe, display real time traffic, and much more.
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Overview

This one-of-a-kind resource contains 500 pages of jaw-dropping hacks, mods, and customizations. These include creating mashups with data from other sources such as Flickr, building a space station tracker, hacking Maps with Firefox PiggyBank, and building a complete community site with Maps and Earth. Now you can map out locations, get driving directions, zoom into any point on the globe, display real time traffic, and much more.
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Right “out of the browser,” Google Maps and Google Earth enable you to find, map, and display practically any location on the planet. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg: both applications are fully programmable. Hacking Google Maps and Google Earth shows how to make them jump through hoops for you.

Part of Wiley’s increasingly impressive ExtremeTech series, Martin Brown’s book teaches techniques for both “serious” and fun hacks. Want to create a real estate presentation that communicates a property’s potential by adding information that isn’t on the map? Want to simply find all the pizza joints in your ZIP code? Either way, Brown’s your man.

After reviewing Google Maps and Google Earth’s base functionality, Brown introduces Google’s APIs for controlling them. Programmers may find these APIs surprisingly simple, but as Brown notes, “the [interface’s] simplicity hides some powerful classes, objects, and interfaces.”

An “instant gratification” section puts those APIs to work. There’s a chapter on extending the examples Google provides and another on two widely used techniques for extending Google Maps’ functionality: overlays and mash-ups.

With overlays, you place information on top of a “hot” (interactive, controllable) map -- for instance, layering hotel locations over a Google street map. With mash-ups, you bring together information from multiple sources to build new applications. The author’s example: integrating transit maps with Google street maps, then adding still more data and tools, such as route guides.

Next, Brown offers a series of more sophisticated hacks and applications, from overlaying statistical data to building community sites, generating Google Earth feeds to integrating Flickr photos. You’ll find applications for planning, history, and archaeology, too. You may never control the earth, but this is the next-best thing. Bill Camarda, from the September 2006 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471790099
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/19/2006
  • Series: ExtremeTech Series , #34
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin "MC" Brown is the author of numerous computer books and a devoted mapping geek. He's a regular contributor to ServerWatch.com and IBM developerWorks, and he is currently a member of the MySQL Documentation Team. His expertise spans multiple platforms and development languages.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Part I. Basics.

Chapter 1. Using Geographical Information.

Chapter 2. The Google Local Interface.

Chapter 3. The GoogleMaps API.

Chapter 4. The Google Web API.

Chapter 5. Storing and Sharing Information.

Part II. Instant Gratification.

Chapter 6. Working with Existing Address Information.

Chapter 7. Extending the Google API Examples.

Chapter 8. Discovering Overlays and Mash-ups.

Part III. Google Map Hacks.

Chapter 9. Using Overlays.

Chapter 10. Overlaying Statistical Data.

Chapter 11. Building a Community Site.

Chapter 12. The Realtors and Archaeologists Toolkit.

Chapter 13. I Need to Get To.

Chapetr 14. Merging with Flickr Photos.

Part IV. Google Earth Hacks.

Chapter 15. Introducing Google Earth.

Chapter 16. Generating Google Earth Feeds.

Chapter 17. History and Planning with Google Earth.

Appendix. Resources.

Index.

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