Learn to develop web maps and GIS applications using Java, Google Maps, and APIs with Packt’s new book and eBook

January 2014 | Cookbooks, Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Google Maps JavaScript API Cookbook , a quick and efficient learning guide for developing web maps and GIS applications with JavaScript, Google Maps, and APIs. The book is out now and available from Packt in print and all the popular eBook formats. The print book is 326 pages long and is competitively priced at $27.99, while the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $14.44.

About the authors:

Alpher Dincer is a civil engineer with an MS degree in geographical sciences. Since his childhood he has been passionate about maps and has over 10 years of experience. He is the co-founder of a tech company and has many achievements in the field.

Balkan Uraz is a city planner with an MS degree in geographical sciences. He has worked on several projects and has over 15 years of experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS). He is passionate about his work and is a co-founder of a tech company that specializes in navigation data collection and navigation products.

The Google Maps API is a web mapping service application that provides a street map and router planner for traveling by foot, car, or public transport. It provides a convenient JavaScript library that allows you to add mapping functionality to your application.

Google Maps JavaScript API Cookbook is a quick learning guide full of code examples, which takes the readers through a number of recipes to integrate commercial GIS services and servers. It empowers programmers to customize their User Interface and build their own mapping application.

The book covers the essentials of creating and customizing maps for web and mobile. It further introduces various ways to add libraries so as to increase the capabilities of the API. The book is aimed at JavaScript developers who wish to learn through recipe-based advice.

The book consists of the following chapters:
Chapter 1: Google Maps JavaScript API Basics
Chapter 2: Adding Raster Layers
Chapter 3: Adding Vector Layers
Chapter 4: Working with Controls
Chapter 5: Understanding Google Maps JavaScript API Events
Chapter 6: Google Maps JavaScript Libraries
Chapter 7: Working with Services
Chapter 8: Mastering the Google Maps JavaScript API through Advanced Recipes

Packt Publishing has also published the following related titles:
Google Visualization API Essentials
Instant Google Map Maker

Packt is one of the most prolific and fastest-growing tech book publishers in the world. Originally focused on open source software, Packt books now focus on practicality, recognizing that readers are ultimately concerned with getting the job done. Packt’s digitally-focused business model allows them to publish up-to-date books in very specific areas.


Google Maps JavaScript API Cookbook
Discover over 50 recipes to develop GIS web applications with Google Maps JavaScript API Cookbook

For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/google-maps-javascript-api-cookbook/book

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