CHAPTER 13Using Maps in Your Applications

In the preceding chapter, you saw the overall architecture of MapViewer and how to install and configure it. You also learned how to define the various elements that make up a map: styles, themes, and maps, as well as map caches. In this chapter, you will learn how to use maps in your applications using the many application programming interfaces available with MapViewer.

We begin with an overview of the available APIs and a comparison of their capabilities. We continue with a study of fundamental principles and mechanisms to interact with maps. We then proceed to the bulk of this chapter. We offer detailed descriptions of the available APIs—first the new Oracle Maps (Ajax-based interface), then the ...

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