Build a Live Tracking Interactive Map with the Google Maps API

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Published April 2015

Don't just view maps. Build them!

Whether you need directions or just need to find a location, it’s pretty hard to escape Google Maps on a day-to-day basis. Instead of just using Maps to get from A-B, Robert Dickerson will guide you through the Google Maps API, while you build a live tracking interactive map. Getting you from A to Z in no time.

If you have HTML, CSS and basic JavaScript under your belt, then this course is ideal. Zoom into a live example of the project you’ll get to build:

Oh yeah, and the whole SitePoint library! Learn More.

What you'll learn

Learn the Google Maps API and be able to create your own application.

Learn how to:

  • Create a basic Google Map
  • Style and customize the map
  • Put markers and overlays on the map
  • Understand how to bind to map events

  • Closed captions available
Meet your instructor
Robert Dickerson

Robert is an entrepreneur and engineer with over 12 years experience developing web and mobile applications. He is the founder of Aurovo, a company focused on using Google Maps to create interactive web and mobile applications. He works with clients to create visually appealing maps that help promote their content and create engaging user experiences.

Lesson 1: Course Overview
Course Introduction 2:10
Getting Started 0:49
Lesson 2: Get Started
Create Your API Key 3:54
Using the API 5:01
Reference Materials 8:55
Geography Review 3:25
Lesson 3: Map Basics
Create Your First Map 11:06
Lesson 4: Map Options
Basic Map Options 10:09
Map Styles 8:33
Lesson 5: Map Methods and Events
Maps, Methods and Events 14:26
Lesson 6: Markers
Marker Creation 9:32
Marker Options 5:37
Info Window 8:00
Lesson 7: Course Project
Airport Course Project 3:59
Multiple Airport Markers 12:21
Project Conclusion 5:00
Lesson 8: Course Conclusion
Conclusion 0:32

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