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Google Maps Tutorial


Google Maps API

This tutorial is about the Google Maps API (Application Programming Interface).

An API is a set of methods and tools that can be used for building software applications.

Google Maps API allows you to display maps on your web site:


Google Maps in HTML

This example creates a Google Map in HTML:

Example

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<body>

<h1>My First Google Map</h1>

<div id="map" style="width:100%;height:500px"></div>

<script>
function myMap() {
  var mapCanvas = document.getElementById("map");
  var mapOptions = {
    center: new google.maps.LatLng(51.5, -0.2),
    zoom: 10
  }
  var map = new google.maps.Map(mapCanvas, mapOptions);
}
</script>

<script src="https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/js?callback=myMap"></script>

</body>
</html>
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