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Google Maps Javascript API

Google Maps Javascript API Series

Following is a list of articles part of the Google Maps Javascript API series.

Basic Examples 😀 😀

  1. Simple Map - Example to display a basic map using Google Maps API v3
  2. Simple Marker - Example to display a simple marker on your Google Map
  3. Marker Animation - Example to display a simple animation for the marker on the Google Map
  4. Custom Markers - Example to display a custom marker on your Google Map
  5. Multiple Markers - Example to display multiple markers on your Google Map
  6. Marker with an Infowindow - Example to display your first Info-window
  7. Infowindows only - Example to display info-windows on your Google Map without any marker
  8. Markers & Infowindows - Example to display markers on the map with their corresponding info windows displaying the lat-long at that point on the Google map
  9. Form Infowindow - Example to display a form in the info window on your Google Map. This is the first step to create a application using PHP and MySQL as database
  10. Retrieving co-ordinates - Example to retrieve lat-long of a particular point and display them into a text box on your web page
  11. Simple Polyline - Example to display a simple polyline on your Google Map
  12. On-click polyline - Example to display a polyline on your Google Map dynamically
  13. Geodesic Polyline - Example to display a geodesic polyline on your Google Map
  14. On-click Geodesic Polyline - Example to display a geoddesic polyline on your Google Map dynamically
  15. Simple Polygon - Example to display a simple polygon on your Google Map
  16. On-click polygon - Example to create a dynamic polygon on your Google Map
  17. Geodesic, Draggable On-click Polygon - Example to display a geodesic, draggable dynamic polygon
  18. Circle or Spherical Cap - Example to display a simple circle on your Google Map
  19. Removing overlays - Example to remove the overlays (markers, polyline and polygon) from your Google Map
  20. Complex Overlays Example - Example that involves a bit of complexity
  21. KML Layer - Example to display a KML layer on top of your Google Map
  22. Google Fusion Table Layer - Example to display a Google Fusion Table data on your Google Map as a layer
  23. Google Fusion Table - Heat map layer - Example to display a Google Fusion Table data as a heat map layer on your Google Map
  24. GeoRSS Layer - Example to display data from a GeoRSS link as a layer on your Google Map
  25. Real Time Traffic Layer - Example to display Google’s Real-Time traffic data as a layer on your Google Map
  26. Bicycling Layer - Example to display Google’s Bicycling routes data as a layer on your Google Map
  27. Panoramio Layer - Example to display the Panoramio data as a layer on your Google Map
  28. Tag based search on the Panoramio Layer - Example to search the Panoramio data based on the tags used
  29. Simple Geocoding - Example to display simple geocoding functionality of the Google Maps
  30. Reverse Geocoding - Example to display simple reverse geocoding functionality of the Google Maps
  31. Region based geocoding - Example to display simple geocoding functionality of the Google Maps using the region- biasing method
  32. Loading over HTTPS - Example to display how Google Maps can be loaded over https using the Google Maps API v3
  33. Google Map loading - Example to display a loading image before the Google Maps gets loaded completely. Especially useful for slow internet connections
  34. Browser specific map - Example to display a different Google Map for a different browser
  35. Playing with the map controls - Example to display how to play around with the Google Maps Controls
  36. Simple Directions - Example to display simple directions functionality on your Google Map
  37. Directions to move from one Indian state to another - Example to display how directions can be displayed for a set of dynamic locations

Non- traditional Code Samples 😎 😎

  1. Google Maps with a dash of Shell Script
  2. Playing with markers and Infowindows
  3. Drive Along
  4. Two maps on the same web page
  5. Four maps on the same web page
  6. Google Map within an image
  7. Google Map Loading
  8. Browser specific map
  9. Pan to Indian states using Geocoding
  10. Directions to move from one Indian state to another

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