Advanced Google Maps API Programming (v3)
Building on the concepts learned in our Introduction to Programming the Google Maps API course, this course covers advanced concepts and techniques for the Maps API. We are going to cover a lot of ground in this course starting with the Google Maps Utility classes. Utility classes are special purposes objects including MarkerManager for managing large numbers of markers efficiently. MarkerClusterer also helps manage large concentrations of markers by aggregating neighboring markers into a single marker typically labeled with the number of markers represented by the symbol. One of the more important and interesting topics in this class is the creation of your own custom data layers that can be draped on top of Google Maps. You’ll also learn how to use the Geometry library to calculate the distance between features or the area of a polygon. We’ll also cover the Directions Service which can be used to obtain both textual and map directions between two points of interest. Next, the StreetView Service will be explored in details. You’ll learn how to add this amazing feature to your application. Finally, we’ll cover development for mobile devices.
This course is designed for intermediate level Google Maps programmers. Please consider our Introduction to Programming the Google Maps API as a prerequisite.
Module 1: Google Maps Utility Classes
Module 2: Creating Custom Layers
Module 3: Geometry Library
Module 4: Directions Service
Module 5: StreetView Service
Module 6: Development for Mobile Devices
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