Beginning Google Maps Applications with PHP and Ajax: From by Michael Purvis, Jeffrey Sambells, Cameron Turner

By Michael Purvis, Jeffrey Sambells, Cameron Turner

Until lately, construction interactive web-based mapping functions has been a bulky affair. This replaced whilst Google published its strong Maps API. Beginning Google Maps functions with personal home page and Ajax was once written that will help you reap the benefits of this expertise on your personal endeavorswhether you’re an fanatic enjoying for enjoyable or a qualified construction for revenue. This publication covers model 2 of the API, together with Google’s new Geocoding service.

Authors Jeffrey Sambells, Cameron Turner, and Michael Purvis get rolling with examples that require rarely any code in any respect, yet you’ll speedy turn into accustomed to many aspects of the Maps API. They exhibit strong tools for concurrently plotting huge information units, growing your individual map overlays, and harvesting and geocoding units of addresses. You’ll see easy methods to arrange replacement tile units and the place to entry imagery to exploit for them. The authors even help you construct your individual geocoder from scratch, for these high-volume batch jobs.

As good as delivering hands-on examples of genuine mapping tasks, this e-book offers a whole reference for the Maps API, in addition to the proper facets of JavaScript, CSS, personal home page, and SQL. stopover at the authors' web site for added information and advice.

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An info window open over the Golden Gate Bridge Detecting Marker Clicks JavaScript is primarily an event-driven language. onload event. Although the browser provides many events such as these, the API gives you a convenient way of hooking up code to various events related to user interaction with the map. addListener(marker, 'click', handleMarkerClick); It’s workable, but it will be a major problem once you have a lot of markers. Fortunately, the dynamic nature of JavaScript yields a terrific shortcut here.

This will allow you to easily convert the static data file to a dynamically generated file in later chapters, without the need to touch any of the processing JavaScript. php for the data to plot on the map. php file. Listing 2-2. qxd 7/25/06 1:26 PM Page 19 CHAPTER 2 ■ GETTING STARTED

Listing 2-2 is the same basic HTML document as before, except that now there are two extra script elements inside the head. js. php file empty, but it will be used later in the chapter when we demonstrate how to map an existing list of markers.

Php files. js file. You may have noticed in Chapter 2 that you declared the map variable outside the init() function in Listing 2-2. js file. It will also ensure you’re targeting the same map object. Also, you may want to add some of the control objects introduced in Chapter 2, such as GMapTypeControl. Listing 3-1 highlights the map variable and additional controls. qxd 34 7/26/06 4:56 PM Page 34 CHAPTER 3 ■ INTERACTING WITH THE USER AND THE SERVER Listing 3-1. onunload = GUnload; Now you have a solid starting point for your web application.

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