A couple of months ago I asked the following question:
"I have to develop a program that can display the sites on a map where certain plants have been found. How do I start doing this in Java. It has to fit into a Java Swing application.
The data will come from a Access Database and I know how to make contact to Access.
Looking forward to your answer"
and I got the answer from Doug:
"I would suggest using Google maps to display the location of the plants (http://today.java.net/pub/a/today/2006/10/25/integrating-google-maps-into-web-application.html
coupled with a component for showing HTML within the Swing app:
This answer looked promising, but I don't understand how to utilize the HTML/Java Script within the java code, for instance to open the Google Map in a JPanel and add some markers on the map. Can you give me a little more assistance on this, please