Chapter 11. Mashups Galore! Using APIs to Add Maps, Searching, and Much More

A mashup is just as it sounds—the mashing of two or more applications into one. The most common mashup examples usually involve plotting some information onto a map using Google Maps, which we'll look at later in this chapter. Map mashups include everything from the "Top 10 beaches with WiFi access" ( to real-time train locations ( to indications of global incidents (

Regardless of the type of mashup you're using, in most cases, your mashup will involve taking data you've collected yourself, or data you've retrieved ...

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