Posted 12 Nov 2005 by herman
Learn some elementary techniques for using the Google Map API.
I can't vouch for anything in this site, but some students wanted to look there.
The "hello world" example from Google's documentation, translated to Iowa City and using our API key for alacran, is: http://alacran.cs.uiowa.edu/~ta/maps/. You may want to copy this to your directory and try it yourself to get started.
Perhaps your homework will take data from an SQL table (I added something about "blobs" in mysql.html that might be useful). Here's an even more elementary example of a dynamic page, where you can enter a query and see different map output depending on your query: http://alacran.cs.uiowa.edu/~ta/maplish/taBuilding.py/query, which uses the publisher method of modpython. Look in http://alacran.cs.uiowa.edu/~ta/maplish-doc to see how it was programmed and which buildings are valid for the query.