I was, up until recently, using Google maps as part of a Facebook group map. The map has been lost and I have been searching for Java OpenSource Mapping APIs. I ran across WorldWind, but also I ran into OpenLayers. WorldWind is through NASA, and OpenLayers is a community OpenSource project I believe. I wanted to try my hand at using one of these, but I noticed that OpenLayers (the one I would rather use) is actually a Java"SCRIPT" API.

My ultimate question I would ask, is the OpenLayers Java"SCRIPT" API able to be used inside of Java in some form, or is it strictly accessible via JavaSCRIPT ?