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Summary

Now that you have your first interactive Google Maps web application, grab a GPS and start looking for geocaches to add to your map! Get your friends involved, too, and show off what you've learned.

The ideas and techniques covered in this chapter can be applied to many different web applications, and the same basic interface can be used to mark any geographical information on a map. Want to chart the world's volcanoes? Just click away on the map and mark them down.

You may also want to build on the example here and incorporate some of the other features of the Google Maps API. For example, try retrieving only a specified list of markers, or maybe markers within a certain distance of a selected point. You could also improve the interface by adding listener events to trigger when you open and close an info window, or improve the server-side script by downloading and automatically resizing the desired icons. Later in the book, we'll discuss a variety of other ways to improve your maps.


  

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