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"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"/>
<title>Google Maps JavaScript API Example</title>
<script src="http://maps.google.com/maps?file=api&amp;v=2&amp;key=abcdefg&sensor=true_or_false"
type="text/javascript"></script>
<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);
map.setUIToDefault();
}
}

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

</body>
</html>

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