Re: i'm a begener...i'm not sure of anything..need help to create java application as google maps

Simon Brooke <>
Sat, 18 Nov 2006 23:36:16 +0000
in message <>,
cristina ('') wrote:

hi everyone,
i want to try to connect an application(only a desktop one) that exists
with the maps by Developing Google Maps Application by Java(JSF) (&
Java Script) i would like to improve the interface conecting in
this case with a dinamic one.The instruments that i have to work on for
the first time are:
what can i do ?
whow can i do to begin using the google maps API?can i?
if anybody can please help me

Googlemaps API is pretty easy and there are lots or ways to do it. The way
I do it is to use an XSL transform on an XML stream generated by a servlet
served by Tomcat to generate the HTML/JavaScript that is one way of
driving Googlemaps.

Like this, in fact:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl=""
    <!-- :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: -->
    <!-- -->
    <!-- google-maps-include.xsl -->
    <!-- -->
    <!-- Purpose: -->
    <!-- Include google maps into a news page. -->
    <!-- -->
    <!-- Author: Simon Brooke <> -->
    <!-- Created: 19th September 2006 -->
    <!-- Copyright: (c) 2006 Simon Brooke -->
    <!-- $Revision: $ -->
    <!-- -->
    <!-- This program is free software; you can redistribute it -->
    <!-- and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General -->
    <!-- Public License as published by the Free Software -->
    <!-- Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your -->
    <!-- option) any later version. -->
    <!-- -->
    <!-- This program is distributed in the hope that it will be -->
    <!-- useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the -->
    <!-- implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A -->
    <!-- PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License -->
    <!-- for more details. -->
    <!-- -->
    <!-- You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public -->
    <!-- License along with this program; if not, write to the Free -->
    <!-- Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, -->
    <!-- Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA -->
    <!-- -->
    <!-- :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: -->
    <xsl:variable name="googlemapskey"> @googlemapskey@ </xsl:variable>
    <xsl:template name="google-maps">
        <div class="contentmain"
          id="mapdiv" style="width: 800px; height: 600px; border:thin solid
          <xsl:comment> probably best not to tag-minimise that DIV,

        <script type="text/javascript">
select="normalize-space( $googlemapskey)"/></xsl:attribute>
                <xsl:comment> don't leave script tags empty! </xsl:comment>
          if (GBrowserIsCompatible())
            var map = new GMap(document.getElementById("mapdiv"));
            map.addControl( new GSmallMapControl());
            map.addControl( new GMapTypeControl());
            map.centerAndZoom(new GPoint( -4, 55), 8);

                <xsl:apply-templates xml:space="preserve" select="//story"/>

                alert( "We're sorry, but your browser is not supported by Google

        <!-- DO NOT reformat this. The interaction between JavaScript and XSL is
                 horrible! -->
        <xsl:template match="story">
        <xsl:variable name="marker">marker<xsl:value-of
        <xsl:variable name="url">"/withmapsdemo/story/article_<xsl:value-of
        <xsl:variable name="title">"<xsl:value-of
        <xsl:variable name="created">"<xsl:apply-templates
        <xsl:apply-templates select="location"/>

            </xsl:text>var <xsl:text> </xsl:text><xsl:value-of select="$marker"/>
              createMarker(point, <xsl:value-of select="$url"/>,
                <xsl:value-of select='$title'/>, <xsl:value-of

            map.addOverlay(<xsl:value-of select="$marker"/>);<xsl:text>


  <xsl:template match="location">
            point = new GPoint( <xsl:value-of select="@longitude"/>,
<xsl:value-of select="@latitude"/>);


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