The Magic Behind Google Maps


If you read Jon Udell's latest column on Google Maps, you might have jumped right into Firefox and tried to get XML output from your map. Alas, as Jon points out on his blog, Google apparently disabled that feature. Jon gives a couple of pointers for people trying to figure out how its done:

A final note about this column: Google Maps' client-side wizardry is way cool, but the real heavy lifting -- as Wil Rivers wrote me to point out -- happens on the back end. "The product underlying Google Maps is the Drill-Down Server from Telcontar, along with associated mapping software," Wil writes. "For a description of Google's implementation of this product, see http://www.giscafe.com/magazine/index.php?run_date=21-Feb-2005, and for a description of the server itself, see http://www.telcontar.com/products/dds/index.html."
From Jon Udell: Google Maps pushes the envelope
Referenced Wed Feb 23 2005 09:25:08 GMT-0700