Thursday, May 11th, 2006

Google Maps SVG Support

Category: Google

One of the beauties of the web is deployment. A service can be updated without you the user knowing. Google Maps has added SVG support for browsers that support it (Firefox, Opera) to match their VML support for IE.

This is a lot better than the transparent PNG solution and prevents the server-client roundtrip.

It also means that if you print directions, you get the lines :)

Getting SVG support like this is great for the SVG community.

Google Maps

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:10 am

4.3 rating from 40 votes


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does this include custom controls and bubbles?

Comment by kosmar — May 11, 2006

title correct? should be SVG not subversion

Comment by jim — May 11, 2006

Jim: Thanks, fixed.

Comment by Rob Sanheim — May 11, 2006

[…] Very cool demo. Works in Firefox 1.5 and Opera 9 Beta. Ajaxian finally reported on the fact that the Google Maps API has an option for SVG, which we reported a few months ago. […]

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