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Google Maps by Evangelos Petroutsos

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Introduction to Maps and the Google API
Google is a company that, more than any other, shapes the way we use computers today. No scientific discovery, new technology, or space mission has had as much impact in our daily lives as the Google Search service. Need information on “anything”? Just google it. Another service from Google that has become a household term is Google Maps, a technology that added a spatial dimension to everything. Google Maps is much more than a digital map; third parties are adding all types of information on the map and new creative applications based on Google Maps surface every day.
All events have two basic dimensions: a temporal dimension (when it took place) and a spatial dimension (where it took ...

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