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This was the exact challenge that Software Architect Rob Terpilowski ran into when his employer, Lynden Inc., tasked him and his team with creating a software application that could track incoming and outgoing traffic. "We wanted a way to display graphically on a map where freight was going," said Terpilowski. "But we didn't want reinvent the wheel by creating our own mapping component."
And what's more, the associated API that the team developed allowed other developers to enhance the maps, adding way points and pin drop functionality. In fact, the code provides so much functionality that it has been open sourced and has been garnering a great deal of attention and downloads from the GitHub site where it is hosted.
View and listen to the associated video to hear more about the challenges and tribulations Terpilowski and his team endured in their work to bring Google Maps to the Java desktop.