CHAPTER 13Integrating Google Maps

All of the code we have developed so far in this book has been self-contained with no reliance on any outside services. Frequently in your web development endeavors you will need to integrate features that you don't necessarily have the resources to provide. Or it simply may be that an outside service provides you with access to data you wouldn't otherwise be able to access.

In this chapter, we will be integrating Google Maps (http://maps.google.com) into our web application as an example of using third-party services. Specifically, we will allow users to assign one or more locations to each of their blog posts and then display a map marking the location when visitors view the respective blog post.

Many other ...

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