Google maps API explanation
May 25, 2012 12:48 PM Subscribe
Can someone explain google maps API to me?
posted by pulled_levers to technology (6 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I know very little about coding and web development. Basically, I want to map certain places of interest in cities across north America. I'm interested in using API because I will be using a very large number of map markers and can't manage them very well with the standard google maps. There might be other cool things I'd like to do too but I just am completely confused by how to start with google maps API.
Can someone explain to me how to even start to wrap my mind around google maps API? I tried looking up tutorials but couldn't get a good beginners overview of what this can do or how to set it up-- the tutorials just go directly into the text editing box. Eventually I want to embed the map into a website.
For instance, if I were a world traveler and wanted visitors to track my route, id also want them to be able to zoom into a certain area that I've gone to and see a bunch of map markers that represent places I've gone to that also link to pictures and blog posts.