Hacking Maps with the Google Maps API (35 tags)
Hari K. Gottipati introduces the Google Maps API and describes how to use it to build interactive mapping applications for the Web.
Build AJAX-Based Web Maps Using ka-Map (8 tags)
By using AJAX, Google's maps draw and zoom quickly, pan smoothly, and can be extended to display a wide variety of information. This article by Tyler Mitchell shows how to make similar AJAX-based web mapping sites using an open source toolkit called ka-Map. Tyler is the author of Web Mapping Illustrated.
Not Quite Restful (2 tags)
In his latest XML Tourist column, John E. Simpson explores some web services that aren't fully RESTful, including Google Maps.