One of the features that makes Google Maps so interesting is the fact that it is customizable via a programming interface that Google has made available to web developers. And as you might be guessing, XML factors heavily into Google Maps and how you go about customizing it. This tutorial introduces you to the inner workings of Google Maps and guides you through a complete XML-based map customization example.
In this tutorial, you'll learn
- What Google Maps is and why it is so interesting
- The basics of the Google Maps API and how to obtain an API key to access it
- How to convert a physical address into geocoordinates for mapping purposes
- How to create a complete XML-based custom Google Maps application