Creating a simple map in a custom DIV element

When you work with mapping applications, creating a map is the most important task you can do. The map is the main part of the application with which the users interact and where all the visualization occurs. This part may seem trivial, but all of the following chapters rely on this part of the application.

This recipe will guide you through the process of creating a simple map view on a web page.

Note

As described in the preface, we need a web server to host our HTML, JavaScript, and CSS files and a web browser to interpret them on the client side.

Getting ready

As already stated, the Google Maps JavaScript API works with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript code. So a text editor with HTML, JavaScript, and CSS handling ...

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