Google Maps API


I'm doing some lite programming work, just for fun -- while waiting out Hurricane Sandy.

I'm going to put a map behind the SandyCam page using the Google Maps API.

My first try was with the deprecated version 2 API, because I had a model for that. And it worked.

Now I'm converting to the simpler version 3 API. I wish they wouldn't deprecate these things, and make them backward compatible. The half-life for web apps is getting precarious, esp as we use more services from different vendors. End of editorial. :-)

Here's my test site. http://googlemapstest.blorkmark.com/

Useful pointers

Google API dashboard.

Getting latitude and longitude of any place.


Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 12:08 PM by Dave Winer.