Most Google Maps are boring, but yours doesn’t have to be. There are simple, off-the-shelf tools that, along with your design talent, can make your maps stand out from the rest. You can decide where they go, how they look and how they act.
Location on the web is more important than ever before. The data may originate from a phone or a check-in service, but chances are it ends up on a map. Learn how to customize markers, react to map events and layer images on top. You don’t even have to settle for the same old colors: make the maps conform to your design. Once you see how simple the tools are, you’ll want to get started right away on a mapping project of your own.
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Added by Bram Pitoyo on April 14, 2010