Academic Summary of Google Maps.

Recent developments in Web services have expanded users’ abilities to create more sophisticated applications using data that Internet companies make available to the public by “using specialized libraries that call the services for you, hiding the specifics of the calls from your application.” One of the most powerful and most fascinating applications is Google Maps – “one of the first applications to make use of Ajax, a term that describes how we can use a combination of JavaScript and XML to grab data from remote servers and then use the results to update a Web page dynamically.”

Developers, who try to create applications that depend on maps, can benefit from Google Maps by dynamically creating “an HTML document from a programming language,” so that they can “insert data that JavaScript can then incorporate into a map.” This can be done by creating user’s own mashup – “grabbing information from one data source and then displaying it on a Google map.”

To sum up, Google Maps is a very powerful application that not only allows users to interact with it but also to use its capabilities that allow for endless possibilities in application design.

Source: http://bert.lib.indiana.edu:2406/10.1145/1140000/1134793/8932.html?key1=1134793&key2=9038354221&coll=ACM&dl=ACM&CFID=7077060&CFTOKEN=35205594.

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2 Responses to “Academic Summary of Google Maps.”

  1. lynndombrowski Says:

    Ok, I think you did a nice job summarizing your source, (even if it was tech centered), the only thing you missed is that you needed more than one source.

  2. mbuzurma Says:

    Oops, I totally did not notice that 😦 I guess I should have read the requirements more carefully.


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