Update (Jan.25/06): This title is now shipping from Amazon - Order yours now!
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O'Reilly, the publisher of great computer books and the beacon for emerging tech trends has announced their forthcoming Google Maps book titled: "Google Maps Hacks". This shows O'Reilly's commitment to this emerging technology and also proves that Google Maps mashups are here to stay. Here is a description from the O'Reilly website:
"The nearest pizza, the cheapest gas, the best meeting place for a group-Google Maps Hacks shows you creative ways to add to and customize the satellite images and underlying API of Google Maps for applications serendipitous or serious. Written by Schuyler Erle and Rich Gibson (with a foreword by Google Maps tech leads, Jens and Lars Rasmussen), Google Maps Hacks shares dozens of tricks for combining the capabilities of Google's Keyhole map feature with your own datasets, so you can create interactive maps for unlimited personal and commercial applications." (read the full description..)
This will be an essential guide for anyone that is making use of the Google Maps API to create Google Maps mashups and integrations. Be sure to pre-order your copy so that you are among the first to be equipped with this valuable knowledge from O'Reilly.
Other related O'Reilly titles: Mapping Hacks, Web Mapping Illustrated, Google Hacks (2nd Edition