Online Maps with APIs and WebServices

  • Michael P. Peterson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael P. Peterson
      Pages 3-12
    3. Manuela Schmidt, Paul Weiser
      Pages 13-21
    4. Christophe Lienert, Bernhard Jenny, Olaf Schnabel, Lorenz Hurni
      Pages 23-36
    5. Emmanuel Stefanakis
      Pages 37-58
  3. API Mashups

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Edward Mac Gillavry, Thijs Brentjens, Haico van der Vegt
      Pages 91-103
  4. Symbolization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Otakar Cerba, Jachym Cepicky
      Pages 141-155
    3. Pyry Kettunen, L. Tiina Sarjakoski, Salu Ylirisku, Tapani Sarjakoski
      Pages 177-193
    4. Barend Köbben, Timothée Becker, Connie Blok
      Pages 205-217
  5. Applications

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 315-318

About this book


The Internet has become the major form of map delivery. The current presentation of maps is based on the use of online services. This session examines developments related to online methods of map delivery, particularly Application Programmer Interfaces (APIs) and MapServices in general, including Google Maps API and similar services. Map mashups have had a major impact on how spatial information is presented. The advantage of using a major online mapping site is that the maps represent a common and recognizable representation of the world. Overlaying features on top of these maps provides a frame of reference for the map user. A particular advantage for thematic mapping is the ability to spatially reference thematic data.


Cartography Geographic information systems Google Maps Mashups Online mapping

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael P. Peterson
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Geography & GeologyUniversity of Nebraska, OmahaOmahaUSA

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