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Hi everybody, I am Chaitanya, I have a requirement, we are developing a project named "smart city" where one can find the entire details of a city such as historical places, hospitals, restaurants and many more. For this we are using images.
What we are thinking is to combine google maps with this. We want to place the map in our application.
Google maps provides a Java API which can enable you to use maps in your application.
However, you need to obtain a key from google which is mapped to your domain. More on the key can be found here http://code.google.com/apis/maps/signup.html
Domain is $10 a year. This is from google. You might find something cheaper.
For development purposes you do not need a key, but only for live (hosted version)
You will need to figure out if you can demo on your machine or host it on the web. If you are hosting it you need a key.