Thursday, April 24, 2008

Google Maps for dummies

Many people thinks first in Google Maps when choosing an API for displaying maps on a website. There are many alternatives, some of them are even better, as Maplink, the best geocodification in Brazilian territory, Yahoo! Maps with its lightweight API, and MS Live Maps, with 3D buildings, they have their advantages and drawbacks, but none of them widespread as Google's API. Below there are the first steps for who wants to deploy his web map:
  1. If you need instant action, use a Wizard:
  2. You'll need to get a license
  3. You'll rely on Google Maps API reference
  4. To keep in touch with latest news and to explore the possibilities sign the Official Google Maps blog's RSS
Tips for advanced developers coming soon!

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