We've just rolled out an exciting new addition to the Google Code Knowledge Base: Articles & Tutorials. Here's a summary of 3 Maps-related articles. Give these articles a read, and learn something new this weekend!Creating a Simple Digitizer Using the Google Maps API
Have you seen Google's "My Maps" feature, which has the fun feature of letting you click to create lines and shapes? You may be surprised to find out how easy it is to create a similar tool using the Google Maps API. This article describes how to build a simple digitizer that allows users to point and click, or "draw", around a particular region and store the geographical coordinates in KML.
Using PHP/MySQL with Google Maps
Adding Metadata to Your KML Files
Keyhole Markup Language, or KML, is a simple but powerful file format for displaying geographic data in an earth browser, such as Google Earth or Google Maps. Increasingly, people are starting to use it in their own applications to represent geographic data. Exchanging data between applications, however, can sometimes be a challenge. This article describes how with KML 2.1 the new element <Metadata> allows you to include structured data in your KML