Adam DuVander has written for WebMonkey, Wired.com's web developer resource, since 2000. He has presented his work at SXSW and O'Reilly's Where 2.0 conference. DuVander founded Portland Web Innovators and sits on the board of Portland nonprofit Legion of Tech. He blogs at mapscripting.com.
Map APIs took off in 2005, and during the ensuing years the whole notion of maps has changed. Where once they were slick add-ons, map functionality is now a necessary -- and expected -- tool. In this piece, Adam DuVander looks at the current state of mapping and he explains… read more