From the reviews of the second edition:
“The author begins with a brief history of the Google Maps API … . this practice quite helpful as I didn’t have to flip back and forth as I have in other technical books to figure out the totality of what was going on. … All in all, I’d highly recommend Beginning Google Maps API 3 to those looking to develop Google Maps applications with the new API. It’s clearly written with lots of examples and pictures of exactly what the code’s output looks like.” (North Carolina Digital Collections Collaboratory, September, 2010)
About the Author
Gabriel Svennerberg is a usability oriented web developer from Sweden. He's been working in the web industry for over a decade and is known in the web developer community for evangelizing usability and web standards. He's also known for spreading knowledge about the Google Maps API through his website, In usability we trust, which also features articles about usability and other things related to web development. It's found at www.svennerberg.com. At his current job at Saab Security and Defence Solutions (www.saabgroup.com) Gabriel is busy designing and building web applications for situation awareness and crisis management. These applications always incorporate maps in some way and the Google Maps API is one of the map solutions being used. Gabriel lives in Sweden with his fiancee Petronella and their son Ludvig.