Google Maps – one of the best resource available on the web that brings the world on your computer screen. With google maps distant places are just a few clicks away from you.
1. You can now specify the inclusion of optional libraries for specialized functionality in the Maps API!
2. Add animations to your markers! Make your markers drop or bounce when placed on the map.
3. The Google Maps API no longer requires a Maps API key!
4. The Google Static Maps service now supports custom styled maps!
Google Geocoding/Reverse Geocoding Service
Geocoding is the process of converting addresses (like “Taj mahal Agra, Tajganj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001, India“) into geographic coordinates (like latitude 27.173006 and longitude 78.042086), which you can use to place markers or position the map.
The Google Geocoding API provides a direct way to access a geocoder via an HTTP request. Additionally, the service allows you to perform the converse operation (turning coordinates into addresses); this process is known as “reverse geocoding.”
I have created a sample application “Map My Address” for those those who want to start using Google Maps on the web pages.
Download Source: http://ankitkedia.com/sample/GoogleMaps/source.zip
Please feel free to download and use the source code or contact me if you have any queries.