TITLE

Killer Maps

AUTHOR(S)
Roush, Wade
PUB. DATE
October 2005
SOURCE
Technology Review;Oct2005, Vol. 108 Issue 10, p54
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article examines the geographical visualization tools that are available over the Internet as of October 2005. Application programming interfaces have been released by companies responsible for developing online mapping to enable outside programmers build online services that tap into the company's own map programs. The U.S. Department of Defense was instrumental in introducing advanced mapping tools to average Web users when it launched satellites in the Global Positioning System back in 1978. Programmers who reverse-engineered Google Maps discovered that most of its interactive features relied on scripts written in JavaScript.
ACCESSION #
19364947

 

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