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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 You Are Here: Introducing Google Maps

    1. Hacks 1–9: Introduction

    2. Get Around

    3. Find Yourself (and Others) on Google Maps

    4. Navigate the World in Your Web Browser

    5. Get the Bird's-Eye View

    6. Driven to a Better User Interface

    7. Share Google Maps

    8. Inside Google Maps URLs

    9. Generate Links to Google Maps in a Spreadsheet

    10. Use to Keep Up with Google Maps

  2. Chapter 2 Introducing the Google Maps API

    1. Hacks 10–16: Introduction

    2. Add a Google Map to Your Web Site

    3. Where Did the User Click?

    4. How Far Is That? Go Beyond Driving Directions

    5. Create a Route with a Click (or Two)

    6. Create Custom Map Markers

    7. Map a Slideshow of Your Travels

    8. How Big Is the World?

  3. Chapter 3 Mashing Up Google Maps

    1. Hacks 17–28: Introduction

    2. Map the News

    3. Examine Patterns of Criminal Activity

    4. Map Local Weather Conditions

    5. Track Official Storm Reporting

    6. Track the International Space Station

    7. Witness the Effects of a Nuclear Explosion

    8. Find a Place to Live

    9. Search for Events by Location

    10. Track Your UPS Packages

    11. Follow Your Packets Across the Internet

    12. Add Google Maps to Any Web Site

    13. How Big Is That, Exactly?

  4. Chapter 4 On the Road with Google Maps

    1. Hacks 29–41: Introduction

    2. Find the Best Gasoline Prices

    3. Stay Out of Traffic Jams

    4. Navigate Public Transportation

    5. Locate a Phone Number

    6. Why Your Cell Phone Doesn't Work There

    7. Publish Your Own Hiking Trail Maps

    8. Load Driving Directions into Your GPS

    9. Get Driving Directions for More Than Two Locations

    10. View Your GPS Tracklogs in Google Maps

    11. Map Your Wardriving Expeditions

    12. Track Your Every Move with Google Earth

    13. The Ghost in Google Ride Finder

    14. How Google Maps Got Me Out of a Traffic Ticket

  5. Chapter 5 Google Maps in Words and Pictures

    1. Hacks 42–50: Introduction

    2. Get More out of What You Read

    3. Don't Believe Everything You Read on a Map

    4. You Got Your A9 Local in My Google Maps!

    5. Share Pictures with Your Community

    6. Browse Photography by Shooting Location

    7. Geotag Your Own Photos on Flickr

    8. Tell Your Community's Story

    9. Generate Geocoded RSS from Any Google Map

    10. Geoblog with Google Maps in Thingster

  6. Chapter 6 API Tips and Tricks

    1. Hacks 51–61: Introduction

    2. Make a Fullscreen Map the Right Way

    3. Put a Map and HTML into Your Info Windows

    4. Add Flash Applets to Your Google Maps

    5. Add a Nicer Info Window to Your Map with TLabel

    6. Put Photographs on Your Google Maps

    7. Pin Your Own Maps to Google Maps with TPhoto

    8. Do a Local Zoom with GxMagnifier

    9. Find the Right Zoom Level

    10. Show Lots of Stuff—Quickly

    11. Make Things Happen When the Map Moves

    12. Use the Right Developer's Key Automatically

  7. Chapter 7 Extreme Google Maps Hacks

    1. Hacks 62–70: Introduction

    2. Find the Latitude and Longitude of a Street Address

    3. Read and Write Markers from a MySQL Database

    4. Build Custom Icons on the Fly

    5. Add More Imagery with a WMS Interface

    6. Add Your Own Custom Map

    7. Serve Custom Map Imagery

    8. Automatically Cut and Name Custom Map Tiles

    9. Cluster Markers at High Zoom Levels

    10. Will the Kids Barf? (and Other Cool Ways to Use Google Maps)