Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Google Maps API version 2 unveiled

The Maps API lets you put Google Maps in your own web pages.

Version 2 Features

  • Much smaller JavaScript download. The new Maps API JavaScript file is about half the size of the old JavaScript file, which should improve user experience on your web site.
  • Two additional satellite zoom levels. Increased imagery resolution and coverage in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Japan, Europe, and almost every major city in the world.
  • Overview map. Our new control displays an attractive and collapsible map in the corner of the screen.
  • Extensibility and a new class. The interface has been redesigned to allow API users to extend it. We now have documented ways of creating custom map controls, custom overlays, and even custom map types.

Google Maps API Version 2

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