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do you know if Google offers a public API to display pictures in a map as they do with Panoranio?

Just to be clear, I don't want to use Google Street, or publish my pictures anywhere in the internet, but just have blue dots as you can see in this map if you drag and drop the orange little guy.

EDIT: Here is a picture of what I would like to do:

Example image

a very lightweight way to show pictures on a map according to geotags. I'd like to get it with GoogleMap.

EDIT 2: Another try, here is what I've already got, but that I don't really want to keep, because one picture, one marker would be too dense:

Another example

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There you go, I inserted the image for you. – Senseful Aug 21 '10 at 9:00
google do offer a public API which you can implement your pictures from any server by just defining their source, latitutude and longitute. Google API web site has some great examples for startes – Kubi Aug 22 '10 at 7:22

You may find Polymaps at least pointing the way. Also look at the CloudMade. A fair warning though, those sites seem to assume you are already a map/geo geek, even if they do provide the sources to their examples.

For Google Maps, their visualization library might be a good starting point:

(For Edit 2) For examples on how to combine display of too many points, see k-means example at Polymaps. The library they use is available separate, so you could probably reuse it with Google maps too.

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