How to install the necessary components and build a very basic map using google maps in flex

Google has just released a Flash edition of the Google Maps API. In this tutorial you will how to install the necessary components and build a very basic map. View an Example of this article before you get started. Google has just released a Flash edition of the Google Maps API. In this tutorial you will how to install the necessary components and build a very basic map. This tutorial will be done using Adobe Flex Builder, but you are also able to use the Flex SDK if you prefer. Google has information(http://code.google.com/apis/maps/documentation/flash/index.html) regarding that process on their site. Start off by downloading the Google Maps SDK and applying for a developers API key. Once you have both of these pieces, you can start setting up your work environment. Locate the “sdk.zip” file that you downloaded (normally on your Desktop) and unzip the contents. Inside the “sdk/lib” directory you will find a map_flex_1_1.swc file. Copy this file to a known location on your computer. Most often your documents directory. This file will be loaded into Flex later on in the process. Now that you have the SWC moved out of the sdk directory, start Flex Builder and create a new project (File > New Flex Project). Continue reading “How to install the necessary components and build a very basic map using google maps in flex”