© 2012

Online Maps with APIs and WebServices

  • Michael P. Peterson
  • Presents the latest information on how to find and use the available online tools to make maps

  • Provides hands-on information about APIs and Webservices for mapping

  • Highlights a particular advantage for thematic mapping


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael P. Peterson
      Pages 3-12
    3. Manuela Schmidt, Paul Weiser
      Pages 13-21
    4. Christophe Lienert, Bernhard Jenny, Olaf Schnabel, Lorenz Hurni
      Pages 23-36
    5. Emmanuel Stefanakis
      Pages 37-58
  3. API Mashups

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Edward Mac Gillavry, Thijs Brentjens, Haico van der Vegt
      Pages 91-103
  4. Symbolization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Otakar Cerba, Jachym Cepicky
      Pages 141-155
    3. Pyry Kettunen, L. Tiina Sarjakoski, Salu Ylirisku, Tapani Sarjakoski
      Pages 177-193
    4. Barend Köbben, Timothée Becker, Connie Blok
      Pages 205-217
  5. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239

About this book


The Internet has become the major form of map delivery. The current presentation of maps is based on the use of online services. This session examines developments related to online methods of map delivery, particularly Application Programmer Interfaces (APIs) and MapServices in general, including Google Maps API and similar services. Map mashups have had a major impact on how spatial information is presented. The advantage of using a major online mapping site is that the maps represent a common and recognizable representation of the world. Overlaying features on top of these maps provides a frame of reference for the map user. A particular advantage for thematic mapping is the ability to spatially reference thematic data.


Cartography Geographic information systems Google Maps Mashups Online mapping

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael P. Peterson
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Geography & GeologyUniversity of Nebraska, OmahaOmahaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Online Maps with APIs and WebServices
  • Editors Michael P Peterson
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography
  • Series Abbreviated Title Lect.Notes Geoinf.,Cartography
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-27484-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-43487-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-27485-5
  • Series ISSN 1863-2246
  • Series E-ISSN 1863-2351
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 318
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Geographical Information Systems/Cartography
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