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Visual Basic and Google Maps

I am interested in possibly using Google with my Visual Basic 2005 application.  I am currently using MapPoint 2010.  I would like to evaluate using Google Maps.

I am less concerned with the visual aspects of Google Maos, and more interested in routing, directions, and mileage.

Thanks,

-Michael
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angel_fire2701Commented:
You will need a Google Maps API key.
Documentation for Google Maps is here:
http://code.google.com/apis/maps/documentation/ 
Also here is an example app:
http://www.vbdotnetheaven.com/UploadFile/scottlysle/VBQuickMap03182007085423AM/VBQuickMap.aspx
 
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mjs082969Author Commented:
Is there any way I can pull the information supplied by Goodle Maps into a data structure for manipulation?

Thanks In Advance,

- Michael
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angel_fire2701Commented:
To my knowledge you can only build opon what they have already created. So I don't think you can manipulate thier data but I could be wrong.
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mjs082969Author Commented:
That was my impression too.  Not so much actually integration as much as browser automation.  I am using MapPoint through automation.  I have found some discrepencies , and then I read something that said that the Google Maps API was so much better.  I think I am going forward with MapPoint, discrepencies and all...

Thanks Again,

- Michael
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