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Google Maps API Announced

Discussion in 'Google API' started by rustybrick, Jun 29, 2005.

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  2. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Another really awesome thing that Google is doing. Been wanting this for awhile.
     
    digitalpoint, Jun 29, 2005 IP
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    Nice! Have anyone already tried it? Do we have to feed the addresses by coordinates only? Or I'm missing something?

    P.S. Oh, I see we have to use third party geotargeting services..
     
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    Smyrl Tomato Republic Staff

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    Ok, Shawn, you have a new toy. I'm now awaiting a new tool. :)
    Shannon
     
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    dvduval Notable Member

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    That is great news. There are some great apps being made from Google Maps, ans I didn't like seeing them taken down.
     
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    LOL. I second that.:D
     
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    That's awesome!
     
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    Seems pretty easy to implement. NICE Catch!!!
     
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    I saw that the key was bound to a specific url, but I didn't realize it was directory based. That means your maps pages will all have to be in a "maps" directory with no subdirectories. Hmph.
     
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    geocoder.us switches me to a different address when I type in address of my office.. weird :( Like it can't map my office's address so it gives me the address about 2 miles north from my office..

    Barry bloged about Google Map Hacks a few days ago, here are the links he mentioned - really cool implementation: http://www.busmonster.com/, http://housingmaps.com/.
     
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    from their maps api TOS:

    So i guess that's the catch. They will probably introduce the ads later when the maps market is saturated enough and all the implementation details on their ads are sorted out. I wonder if eventually you can get a share of a click on these ads if you are an AdSense publisher
     
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    I hope they won't use text ads :) I could of live with ads of near located businesses, but not competitive. I mean like markers in the Google Earth for Boarding, Dining, Bars etc.
     
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    I've had no problem getting the map to load using their example code. But since I am not javascript savvy, I need a but of a push assigning coordinates to markers.

    Any help?

    Also, I understand the API key won't work with domain.com if it assigned to www.domain.com

    Thanks!
     
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    Nevermind...I figured it out

    var point = new GPoint(-73.498467, 41.281851);
    var marker = new GMarker(point);
    map.addOverlay(marker);
     
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    Little by little...getting the hang of this.

    Can anyone forward the code for adding a small text window for the marker above.

    I would like (if possible) is to add a small static text box with a larger one that opens with more info when the marker is clicked on.

    Thanks!
     
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    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    Does this work on google UK?
     
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    Seems to work fine in the UK, if you scroll miles to the right from the US you arrive in the UK anyway.:)
     
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    Hurrah!
    Yesterday I was fumbling around for decent tutorials -today Google has laid it all out for my in black & white.
    Google strikes again!
     
    domokun, Jun 30, 2005 IP