Development Diary : Introduction to Google Maps API

The fundamental element in any Google Maps API application is the "map" itself. Following code snippet shows how to create a basic google map.

<!DOCTYPE html "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
<html xmlns="">
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"/>
<title>Google Maps JavaScript API Example</title>
<script src=";v=2&amp;key=abcdefg&sensor=true_or_false"
<script type="text/javascript">

function initialize() {
if (GBrowserIsCompatible()) {
var map = new GMap2(document.getElementById("map_canvas"));
map.setCenter(new GLatLng(37.4419, -122.1419), 13);

<body onload="initialize()" onunload="GUnload()">
<div id="map_canvas" style="width: 500px; height: 300px">


You can find more details at follow address Google Map Documentation pages Google Map Library
All credits go to Google.

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