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OpenLayers 2.10 by Erik Hazzard

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Time for Action – creating a Google Map layer with V2 (Deprecated)

Let's create a map with V2 of the Google Maps API. This is not the proper way to use the Google Maps layer, but I am including it because you are likely to come across a code that uses V2 of the API. Google Maps V2 also provides a few different layer types (like a moon layer) that V3 does not provide at the time of writing.

  1. V2 of the Google Maps API requires you to register an API key, so grab one (for free) at http://code.google.com/apis/maps/signup.html. If you don't have a domain name, use http://localhost.
  2. In the <head> section, before the OpenLayers script tag, include the following. Replace YOUR_KEY with the key generated from Step 1:
    <script src='http://maps.google.com/maps?file=api&amp;v=2&amp;key=YOUR_KEY'></script> ...

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