Andrew Eland talking about the Google Maps
My first real session of the day Andrew Eland talking about the new features in the Maps API. He started off giving a brought overview of the API, but did finally dig down into showing us some real code, starting off with the classic Hello World program in Maps by dropping a marker onto the map as an overlay that when clicked on displays the classic message.
I'm going to stop typing now and listen to what he's got to say...
Update: Apparently coming soon is AdSense for Google Maps which means you'll be able ot monterise your Maps mashups pretty trivially, interensting...
Update: He's talking about Mapplets which blends the Google Gadgets and Maps API, which produces a Google Maps API application turned into a plug-in for Google Maps. He's going through the "Hello World" example as a mapplet now, doesn't look too bad, and explaining how the Mapplets are protected against cross-site scripting attacks.
var manager = new GAdsManager(map, "id" );
Another benefit is that it's a lot easier to add the data as an overlay as Google will handle virtually everything for you. Looks to be a classic case of separation of data and implementation. An easy sell?
var kml = GGeoXml( "url" );
Update: The session has been posted to YouTube...