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Google opens Maps API to developers

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Google opens Maps API to developers

Since its launch earlier this year, Google Maps has drawn immense interest from outside developers who have extended the service for applications such as finding the cheapest gas to locating apartments for rent. But these add-ons, or hacks, were never officially sanctioned by Google – until now.

On Wednesday, the Google Maps API was unveiled to developers looking to embed Google Maps into their own Web pages using JavaScript. The toolkit also enables users to build their own map overlays, such as markers and shadowed “info windows” just like those used by Google.

Read the complete story. (BetaNews)