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YouTube Course - Practical Google Maps APIs for Frontend Developers

Posted on:April 13, 2024 at 11:11 AM

Gain practical skills to use Google Maps Static, Embed, and JavaScript APIs to build map applications.

Playground Code Repository: Access the GitHub code repository used for the playground in this course.

The Practical Google Maps APIs for Frontend Developers is a comprehensive course designed to equip frontend developers with the skills and knowledge needed to integrate Google Maps APIs into their projects.

This course teaches you how to set up and customize Google Maps Static, Embed, and JavaScript APIs. You will explore advanced features like adding markers, shapes, and clustering to your maps. You will learn about various map types and how to control the viewport zoom level and size of the generated static map images and fully interactive dynamic maps.

The course is structured in a practical and hands-on way, allowing you to practice your coding skills in real-world scenarios. You will get hands-on experience customizing the static maps with the help of a bespoke playground.

The author has extensive experience working with Google Maps. He has worked on numerous projects that leveraged the power of Google Maps to create interactive and location-aware applications. Whether building location-based marketplaces or tracking the spread of infectious diseases worldwide, Google Maps has been an integral part of the author’s toolkit.

By the end of this course, you will have a solid understanding of integrating Google Maps APIs into your front-end projects and how to customize them to meet your specific needs.

Watch the Practical Google Maps Static, Embed, and JavaScript API for Frontend Developers today and take your frontend development skills to the next level!

Lecture 1: Introduction

This lecture introduces the author and provides an overview of the course.

Lecture 2: How to get Google API Key

This lecture explains how to get a Google API key for the playground.

Lecture 3: Fundamentals - Overview

This lecture gives an overview of the topics covered in this section.

Lecture 4: Fundamentals - Map

This lecture explains a map and how Google Maps API helps developers.

Lecture 5: Fundamentals - Position

This lecture explains what a position is and how it can be used to specify a location on the Earth’s surface.

Lecture 6: Fundamentals - Latitude

This lecture explains what a latitude is with an example.

Lecture 7: Fundamentals - Longitude

This lecture explains what longitude is with an example.

Lecture 8: Fundamentals - Zoom

This lecture explains Zoom and introduces commonly used Zoom levels.

Lecture 9: Fundamentals - Marker

This lecture explains what a marker is and how a marker is used to indicate points of interest on a map.

Lecture 10: Fundamentals - Path

This lecture explains a path and how it can show connections between locations.

Lecture 11: Fundamentals - InfoWindow

This lecture explains InfoWindow and its use case.

Lecture 12: Fundamentals - Geocoding

This lecture explains what is geocoding and why it’s needed.

Lecture 13: Static Maps - Overview

This lecture gives an overview of the topics covered in the Static Maps section.

Lecture 14: Static Maps - Key Features

This lecture highlights the main features of the Static Map API.

Lecture 15: Static Maps - Use Cases

This lecture explains the various use cases for the Static Map API.

Lecture 16: Static Maps - Playground

This lecture demonstrates the playground used throughout the course for hands-on experience.

Lecture 17: Static Maps - Implementation

This lecture explains how to implement Google Static Maps into a web application.

Lecture 18: Static Maps - Specifying Locations

This lecture explains how to specify locations on a Google Static Map.

Lecture 19: Static Maps - Zoom

This lecture explains Zoom and how to configure Zoom on a static map.

Lecture 20: Static Maps - Size

This lecture explains how to define the size of a Google Static Map.

Lecture 21: Static Maps - Map Types

This lecture introduces various map types available for a Google Static Map.

Lecture 22: Static Maps - Adding Markers

This lecture explains adding and configuring markers on a Google Static Map.

Lecture 23: Static Maps - Adding Path

This lecture explains adding paths to a Google Static Map.

Lecture 24: Static Maps - Viewport

This lecture explains configuring the viewport on a Google Static Map using the visible parameter.

Lecture 25: Static Maps - Limitations

This lecture explains the limitations of Google Static Map API.

Lecture 26: Static Maps - Show Me The Code

This lecture explains the code for the Static Map API playground.

Lecture 27: Embed API - Introduction

This lecture gives an overview of the topics covered in the Embed API section.

Lecture 28: Embed API - Key Features

This lecture highlights the main features of the Embed API.

Lecture 29: Embed API - Playground

This lecture demonstrates the playground used throughout the course for hands-on experience.

Lecture 30: Embed API - Implementation

This lecture explains how to implement Google Maps Embed API into a web application.

Lecture 31: Embed API - Embed Map Modes

This lecture explains various map modes supported by the Google Maps Embed API.

Lecture 32: Embed API - Place Map Mode

This lecture explains the Place map mode.

Lecture 33: Embed API - View Map Mode

This lecture explains the View map mode.

Lecture 34: Embed API - Directions Map Mode

This lecture explains the Directions map mode.

Lecture 35: Embed API - Street View Map Mode

This lecture explains the StreetView map mode.

Lecture 36: Embed API - Search Map Mode

This lecture explains the Search map mode.

Lecture 37: Embed API - Show Me Code

This lecture explains the code for the Embed API playground.

Lecture 38: JavaScript API - Generating Google Map ID

This lecture explains how to generate a Map ID required for using advanced features in JavaScript API.

Lecture 39: JavaScript API - Loading JavaScript API

This lecture explains how to load and initialize Google Maps JavaScript API in the code.

Lecture 40: JavaScript API - Playground

This lecture demonstrates the playground used throughout the section for hands-on experience.

Lecture 41: JavaScript API - Configure Map UI Controls

This lecture explains how to configure the default UI controls shown on the map and add custom UI control elements.

Lecture 42: JavaScript API - Map Styling

This lecture explains how to easily style a map using the Google Cloud Console.

Lecture 43: JavaScript API - Adding Marker

This lecture explains how to add a marker with Maps JavaScript API.

Lecture 44: JavaScript API - Adding InfoWindow

This lecture explains how to show an InfoWindow on a map to provide details about a marker.

Lecture 45: JavaScript API - Clusters

This lecture explains how to use clustering to group markers on a map by zoom level.

Lecture 46: JavaScript API - Adding Shapes

This lecture explains how to add shapes to a map.

Lecture 47: Places Library - Search and Details

This lecture explains using the Places Library to search locations and fetch details.