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Adding mapping technology to your applications can increase the usefulness of your app ten-fold. Here are 7 articles that will show you how.

Integrating Google Maps into Your Web Applications

Create applications that are as rich and responsive as any desktop-based application, but with the added advantage of accessibility via the ubiquitous web browser with the use of AJAX and the Google Maps API.

Retrieving Map Location Coordinates

Discover how to retrieve map coordinates using the Web services and PHP.

Building a Geocoding Web Service

Make a geocoding database available to the world through a Perl-driven web service. Then, to demonstrate the service, a PHP web services client talks to this Perl service to retrieve coordinates for a given mailing address, and then passes those coordinates to the Google Maps API to create the appropriate map.

Build Your Own Geocoding Solution with Geo::Coder::US

Create a database allowing you to pinpoint the vast majority of mailing addresses throughout the United States, opening up the possibility to create any number of spatial applications.

Introducing Google’s Geocoding Service

Google has added geocoding capabilities to its Maps API. What’s more, this feature isn’t limited to the U.S.; street-level geocoding is also offered for Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and Spain! This tutorial shows you how to use this new feature, further streamlining your use of this wonderful API.

Performing HTTP Geocoding with the Google Maps API

Use the HTTP request method in conjunction with PHP, culminating with an example involving the geocoding of numerous addresses for storage in a MySQL database.

Charting Your Course Using the Google Maps API

Create compelling location-based web sites by providing users with the ability to calculate distances between points on a Google Map!

On the Road with the Google Maps API

Create sophisticated route finding features using the Google Maps API’s powerful GDirections class!

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