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How to use the new Google Custom Search API for a map application?
November 4, 2010 1:40 PM   Subscribe

How can I do a Google Maps local search app now that the AJAX local search API has been deprecated?

I want to do something like this - a Google map centered on a specific address, with checkboxes and a search bar for doing local searches like "grocery stores", "movie theaters", etc., which will overlay location pins on the map.

I found one example on Google that uses the AJAX local search API here, but apparently that API was deprecated as of Nov. 1 this year. They now want developers to use the Custom Search API, but I can't for the life of me find any documentation about how to use that new API for the same kind of thing as the local search.

Can anyone here with more Google API knowledge than I point me in the right direction?
posted by starvingartist to Computers & Internet (2 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
From looking at the site, I think you're misreading it (or I'm not reading your question carefully enough, which is also possible).

They've deprecated an old version of Javascript Map search, but there's a new version.
posted by zippy at 1:47 PM on November 4, 2010


I'm pretty sure the javascript maps API does not let you do local searches by itself. As far as I can tell, you have to combine it with another search API.
posted by starvingartist at 1:52 PM on November 4, 2010


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