I am implementing Google maps with street view using this example:
It requires lat/long attributes, but my database of listings only has addresses. I can get the address from the URL in various formats:
$address = $_GET["address"]; //will return entire address like 1 main st denver, co
$location = $_GET["location"]; // 1 main st
$city = $_GET["city"]; // denver
$state = $_GET["state"]; // co
$country = $_GET["country"]; // us
1. Can I somehow use Google API with my API key and with additional code convert address on the fly to lat /long?
Some of my listings already have lat / long info and I can pass and get it from the URL as well.
2. Also need to show map controls: zoom, Hydric view, etc in the example above.