To make sense of the Google Maps Hello, World page, you'll need to recall the web content authoring technologies covered in the previous lesson:
- Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)
- Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
- HTML Document Object Model (DOM)
After dissecting the various parts of the Google Maps Hello, World page, you'll finish the lesson by modifying the page to include a marker that depicts the location of your hometown.
At the successful completion of this lesson, students should be able to:
- use the Google Maps website to locate places by various search methods;
- manually construct a URL that will load a desired Google Map;
- set the initial extent parameters of a custom map;
- obtain information on how to work with objects defined in the API through the API Reference;
- add markers (points) to a map;
- cite examples of well-known Google Maps API apps.
If you have any questions now or at any point during this week, please feel free to post them to the Lesson 3 Discussion Forum. (That forum can be accessed at any time by clicking on the Discussions tab within Canvas.)