Google Map API : First Impressions
The first step is to get a registration key. The key is a string which GMap server uses to “recognize” and authenticate you. To get the key the registration page asks for your web-site address. If you already have a website, then everything is well and dandy. However what if you are like me (I still dont have a page of my own)? My first thought was to grab a free web host such as geo-cities. But then decided to check the tried and tested “localhost”. I was not sure about Google accepting it. I was in for a surprise. It accepted the URL http://localhost readily and provided me the key. And thus I was well and ready to do my exploration and experimentation with GMap API.
Next step is to test the API with GMap’s version of Hello World.