Beginning Google Maps Applications with Rails and Ajax

From Novice to Professional

  • Authors
  • Andre Lewis
  • Michael Purvis
  • Jeffrey Sambells
  • Cameron Turner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Your First Google Maps

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Andre Lewis, Michael Purvis, Jeffrey Sambells, Cameron Turner
      Pages 3-12
    3. Andre Lewis, Michael Purvis, Jeffrey Sambells, Cameron Turner
      Pages 13-32
    4. Andre Lewis, Michael Purvis, Jeffrey Sambells, Cameron Turner
      Pages 33-67
    5. Andre Lewis, Michael Purvis, Jeffrey Sambells, Cameron Turner
      Pages 69-96
  3. Beyond the Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Andre Lewis, Michael Purvis, Jeffrey Sambells, Cameron Turner
      Pages 99-121
    3. Andre Lewis, Michael Purvis, Jeffrey Sambells, Cameron Turner
      Pages 123-145
    4. Andre Lewis, Michael Purvis, Jeffrey Sambells, Cameron Turner
      Pages 147-195
    5. Andre Lewis, Michael Purvis, Jeffrey Sambells, Cameron Turner
      Pages 197-204
  4. Advanced Map Features and Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Andre Lewis, Michael Purvis, Jeffrey Sambells, Cameron Turner
      Pages 207-259
    3. Andre Lewis, Michael Purvis, Jeffrey Sambells, Cameron Turner
      Pages 261-285
    4. Andre Lewis, Michael Purvis, Jeffrey Sambells, Cameron Turner
      Pages 287-312
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 313-365

About this book

Introduction

The Google Maps API remains one of the showcase examples of the Web 2.0 development paradigm. Beginning Google Maps Applications with Rails and Ajax: From Novice to Professional is the first book to comprehensively introduce the service from a developer perspective, showing you how you can integrate mapping features into your Rails-driven web applications.

Proceeding far beyond simplistic map display, youll learn how to draw from a variety of data sources such as the U.S. Census Bureau's TIGER/Line data and Google's own geocoding feature to build comprehensive geocoding services for mapping many locations around the world.

The book also steers you through various examples that show how to encourage user interaction such as through pinpointing map locations, adding comments, and building community-driven maps. Youll want to pick up a copy of this book because

  • This is the first book to comprehensively introduce the Google Maps application development using the Rails development framework.
  • Youll be introduced to the very latest changes to the Google Maps API, embodied in the version 2 release.
  • It is written by four developers actively involved in the creation of location-based mapping services.

For additional info, please visit the author's reference site for this book.

Keywords

Ajax Google Ruby on Rails design development framework interaction user interface web applications

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