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Map Scripting 101: An Example-Driven Guide to Building Interactive Maps with Bing, Yahoo!, and Google Maps Paperback – August 25, 2010

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  • Paperback: 376 pages
  • Publisher: No Starch Press; 1 edition (August 25, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593272715
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593272715
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #612,068 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Adam DuVander writes about geolocation, web development, and APIs for Programmable Web and WebMonkey, Wired.com's web developer resource. He has presented his work at SXSW and O'Reilly's Where 2.0 conference. He lives at 45° 33' 25" N, 122° 31' 55" W (otherwise known as Portland, Oregon).


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The text is worth every penny and more.
Mining the Oort
If you want to work with maps on the web, this is easily the best all-around resource.
Charlie Loyd
It is easy to follow with clear examples.
T. Ching

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Seus on December 22, 2010
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I've gone over different aspects of this book a few times now, and was really looking forward to it showing a few things with ease, that I was looking to complete for a site I'm working on. Needless to say, I'm rather disappointed with the code issues within the book. I've compared the code in the book itself to the code on both the books website and the code on the Mapstraction website, and it varies much from both. So much so that it doesn't even work correctly...I believe that it's partially due to the lack of clarity on the Mapstraction website. The book does excel in describing techniques used for map scripting without a reliance on any one particular service, but after the issues described above, I feel that sticking to one service (such as google maps) would make your life a lot easier.

Pros
- Good read for basic concepts
- Easy to read and understand

Cons
- Flawed code and examples
- Book site code doesn't always match books code
(site code appears to be outdated! How this is possible I don't know)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Charlie Loyd on August 25, 2010
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This book couldn't have come at a better time: everything to do with mapping and location awareness is just hitting the mainstream, from NASA cartography to geotagged tweets. If you want practical tools for putting this enormous flood of data to use on the web, this is by far the best starting point, and an excellent reference guide to boot.

Honestly, when I first opened it, I wasn't that interested. I'm a web guy with a chronic interest in mapping, and I figured anything with "101" in the title was beneath me. But after a few chapters to bring beginners up to speed, it was introducing stuff I'd never thought of, and by the end there are ideas that you could easily turn into the basis for a major site. That's pretty amazing for a book that assumes no previous knowledge of the topic.

(In fact, now that I think about it, if someone told me they didn't know where to get started with web development, I would point them to this book among others. The practical projects would make it much more rewarding than the usual "now let's turn the <div> blue"-type JavaScript guides.)

It's also just plain fun to read. DuVander's writing style is warm and engaging without talking down to the reader, and most of the example projects are interesting in themselves, even if you're only using them as exercises.

If you want to work with maps on the web, this is easily the best all-around resource.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jon C. McNeill on August 20, 2010
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I know enough about the web to not call it the "Internets," but beyond that I know next to nothing about programming, coding, Java... the list goes on. I began reading this book after struggling to set up my first website and I think that DuVander has done something that I didn't know was possible: he's created an approachable guide to creating complex online maps for readers of any experience level--even me.

The hardest thing for someone like me to do was crack open the book. Once I had, the author captured me with his conversational style. He's written Map Scripting 101 almost like a workbook: you learn through doing something small, then adding a bit more to it, and a bit more... and before long, you have mastered something surprising in its complexity. And maybe most surprising at all: none of it was the least bit painful.

Recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By T. Ching on August 29, 2010
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This book is very accessible and useful to beginners and advanced programmers looking to incorporate useful maps into their sites. It is easy to follow with clear examples. The author writes authoritatively on the topic but in a simple, approachable style. He is able to maintain that approach with the more advanced map projects. If you are looking to build interactive maps for your site, this book is not only required reading, it is also a pleasure to read.

I have read several books on web development over the past few years. This is the first one I actually enjoyed reading. In so many books (even the ones written for beginners), it's easy to get lost. This is the first one I did not throw across the room in frustration.

The companion site is a nice, convenient supplement to the book. And I wish I had the JavaScript quick start guide when I was starting to learn it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rodent woodcuts on November 6, 2011
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Among other things, I'm a GIS analyst with the desire and need to communicate geospatial data via the Web. I've looked into a number of different systems that I could use on my website. With only a little bit of adjustment, the methods described in this manual had me up and running in a matter of hours. I haven't explored everything that this book offers but I will. As a programmer with "archived" web development skills in JavaScript, &c. (my first language was FORTRAN IV -- also archived), I was able to bring a lot of code back to the surface of my memory by using the examples in this manual.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Felix Rabinovich on January 1, 2011
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I loved the book. Easy to read, easy to follow, easy to learn. I have almost twenty years of development experience and needed to learn map scripting; but the book didn't insult my geeky intelligence. On the other hand a web designer co-worker didn't feel overwhelmed by the techie stuff (don't know how it can be done - but the author did it).

So, why only four stars? Because I have a problem with the basic premise of the book - that additional level of abstraction (mapstraction library) has benefits and worth learning, as opposed to developing straight in Google, Yahoo, or Bing. In my twenty year experience I saw cross-platform zApp libraries; cross-GUI Zinc library, and many others. Unless you are a software developer that is building a toolkit and need to support your customers' choice of map libraries - *you* can choose one and develop there. Debugging is simpler, and help in forums is much more abundant!

Anyway, this is obviously not a place to discuss costs vs. benefits of mapstraction. If you are sold - this is the best book you can think of. Otherwise, still read it for general education, but then dive into APIs of your provider of choice!
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