By Ewan W. Anderson, Liam D. Anderson
The center East is an important concentration of worldwide curiosity. This atlas offers obtainable, concisely written entries at the most vital present matters within the center East, combining maps with their geopolitical heritage. offering a transparent context for research of key issues, it contains historical past subject matters, the placement of the center East on the planet and profiles of the constituent international locations. good points comprise: truly and thematically equipped sections overlaying the continued value of the center East, the history, primary matters, the states and the an important matters on the topic of the realm unique maps built-in into the textual content, putting foreign concerns and conflicts of their geographical contexts case reviews and certain research of every nation, entire with appropriate statistics and key evidence insurance of basic issues resembling: water scarcity the petroleum undefined conflicts and boundary concerns a finished extra analyzing part, permitting scholars to hide the subject in additional intensity. A important creation to undergraduate scholars of political technological know-how and center East experiences and designed as a main instructing relief for classes on the topic of the center East within the components of politics, background, geography, economics and army stories, this booklet can be a good reference resource for libraries and somebody drawn to those fields.
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Anyone with a few minutes of spare time and some programming knowledge could create a simple map that would, for example, display the markers of all the places he visited on his vacation last year. A static map such as this is nice to look at, but once you’ve seen it, what would make you return to the page to look at it again? To keep people coming back and to hold their attention for longer than a few seconds, you need a map with added interactivity and a bit of flair. You can add interactivity to your map applications in a number of ways.
AddListener() call in Listing 3-2 to the one in Listing 3-4, when you click your map, you’ll see an info window containing your form, as shown in Figure 3-6. qxd 46 2/2/07 9:35 AM Page 46 CHAPTER 3 ■ INTERACTING WITH THE USER AND THE SERVER Figure 3-6. lng() values from the GLatLng object passed in to the event listener. This allows you to later save the latitude and longitude coordinates and recreate the marker in the exact position when you retrieve the data from the server. Also, once the information is saved for the new location, you can use this latitude and longitude to instantly create a marker at the new location, bypassing the need to refresh the web browser to show the newly saved point.
It provides the required interactivity by allowing you to search for specific businesses and lists other relevant businesses nearby but then goes even further to offer driving directions to the marked locations. qxd 34 2/2/07 9:35 AM Page 34 CHAPTER 3 ■ INTERACTING WITH THE USER AND THE SERVER interactivity. Without the directions, the map would be an image with a bunch of pretty dots, and you would be left trying to figure out how to get to each dot. Regardless of how it’s done, the point is that interacting with the map is always important, but don’t go overboard and overwhelm your users with too many options.