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Map Scripting 101 by Adam DuVander

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Chapter 1. MAPPING BASICS

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X marks the spot, right? That's the old pirate saying. Have you ever wondered who made maps for the pirates? The pirates had to do it themselves. No wonder they were so cranky! If they'd only had today's technology, the pirates could have used someone else's map and only had to mark the X themselves, leaving the intricate coastline detail to the cartographer.

Luckily, you live in the present day and have all sorts of mapping options. You can use Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, and many others. And these maps make mapping easy; all you need are just a few lines of code to include a map on your web page. Figure 1-1 shows a page ...

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