Beginning Google Maps Mashups
The question is no longer just, "Can I put a Google Map on my website?" Instead, there's now sufficient maturity in the field that the question should be, "How can I put the best possible Google map on my site?" There are many ways to answer that question, involving considerations of good web design techniques, usability, coding best practices, and standards compliance. One of the major goals for this book is to put those kinds of answers in your hands, in ways that you can immediately use.
-From the Introduction
Beginning Google Maps Mashups with Mapplets, KML, and GeoRSS is a beginner's guide to programming Google Maps. Written predominantly for the non-programmer, this book is a practical guide to putting Google Maps on your own website, and to using mapplets to put your content on
If you already own the book, here are some additional resources:
- Source code for download
- Mapping Resources Online (the links from Appendix D, kept up-to-date)
- Errors in the book
Finally, here are a few other mapping-related links of interest:
- Map oriented comics at xkcd
- A lovely essay on electronic mapping by Verlyn Klinkenborg in The New York Times
Please feel free to e-mail me any comments or questions regarding the book.