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API to build GoogleStreet-like photo maps

do you know if Google offers a public API to display pictures in a map as they do with Panoranio? just to be clear, I don't want to use Google Street, or publish my pictures anywhere in the Internet, ...
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How can I plot GPS coordinates on Google Map

What is the best way to plot GPS coordinates on a Google Map? Are there any tools that can do that (written in python specifically)?
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What is a “mashup”?

GIS users mix spatial data layers from an early age of GI science. What is new in the concept of "mashup"? Is it something really new, or only a trendy word?
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Is there a way in the Google Maps API to perform a union?

I'm looking for a way to take the overlap area of multiple polygons and work with that result as a single entity, ideally all in the API.
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Consuming Google Maps as background map through ArcGIS Server?

I am doing a (non commercial) project where the client doesn't have the budget for purchasing map data like that provided by TeleAtlas. They only need map data for a background map, and they'd like ...
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What is the current Web Mercator projection code?

The web mercator projection, popularised by Google Maps, seems to be given a new EPSG code every couple of years. EPSG:900913 (Google in calculator text) was an unofficial code EPSG:3785 - is the ...
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Display a local file in Google Maps

How can I get a KML/KMZ file to display on Google Maps without a public facing web server?
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Buffers of public transportation transit times

I'd like to be able to create buffers/zones/rings of transit times using Denver's public transportation system. For an example of what I'm talking about, check out triptropnyc.com - I don't need it ...
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Can someone explain in simple terms the licence on Google “satellite” images?

What can I and can I not do with the Google satellite images?
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Calculate length and area with Google Maps API v3

Google Maps API v2 had great methods for lines and polygons to calculate length and area. v3 is lacking these methods (maybe just for now?). What other options do I have for calculating line length ...
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Can you make a travel region polygon with with Google Maps API?

I am working on a local design project and need to determine if someone is local to my area to allow them to participate. Local, as defined by the group, means that the person is within 2 hr driving ...