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Beginning Google Maps Mashups with Mapplets, KML, and GeoRSS: From Novice to Professional by Sterling Udell

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CHAPTER 10Producing Geodata

Since Chapter 3, we've been using—or consuming—geodata with the Google Maps and Mapplets APIs. It's now time to try your hand at producing such data: taking the information assets you already have and publishing them on the geoweb. With the completion of this chapter, you'll have closed the circle. You'll be ready for the entire process of building a Google Map integration, from producing geoXML to displaying it however you want, on maps.google.com or your own web site.

We'll look first at using Google Maps itself to generate geoXML manually. This is appropriate when you have relatively little data, which doesn't change often. I'll then lead you on a whistle-stop tour of server-side programming (with examples in PHP ...

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