Resources for “Google Maps”

by Reuven M. Lerner

All of the code in this month's column was written using a combination of JavaScript and XHTML. If you are unfamiliar with JavaScript, you might want to look at David Flanagan's JavaScript: The Definitiv e Guide, published by O'Reilly. The XHTML is surprisingly readable an d includes many comments and examples of use to developers. You can read it at

For more information about Google Maps, refer to the Google Maps API site at You also will need to go to that site to get a key, if you decide to sign up for the service.

A short book on the subject, called Pragmatic Google Maps, was written by Scott Davis and published by Pragmatic Programmers ( It contains a lot of good advice for working with Google Maps and puts much of the API documentation into perspective.

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