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Google Maps by Evangelos Petroutsos

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Adding GIS Features to Mapping Applications
Now that you know how to annotate a map with lines and shapes and you have seen the basics of interactive drawing on a Google map, you’re ready to develop a custom map-enabled application with GIS (Geographical Information Systems) features. GIS are some of the most complicated software packages, and they incorporate an endless list of features. According to Wikipedia, a geographic information system is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of geographical data. Systems that support all these features are very, very costly. They also come in modules because most companies are interested in specific sets of features, not all of them. ...

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