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Hear how Google Maps and Google Places connect millions of people to the places around them, and how your applications can do so too.
by Ossama Alami and Aaron Jacobs
We've been busy this year! Come learn about some new, some hidden, and some surprising features of the Maps API, Earth API, Fusion Tables and other APIs you may not even realise exist.
Geospatial data has special requirements that aren't met by traditional database or cloud data storage. Google Fusion Tables offers a unique, easy way to upload, store, share, visualize, and manage your geospatial data. We'll walk you through how you can use Fusion Tables in your spatial data applications, covering the API, permissions, sharing, data collection, and advanced techniques.
Maps API applications are accessed on desktop and mobile devices of many shapes and sizes. Each application has unique goals for conveying information effectively and for facilitating user interactions. Learn how to improve user experience by optimizing the presentation of your map and data and by thoughtful user interface design.
KML is the most used geographic display language in the world. As the volume of data that needs to be displayed on a Map or in Google Earth increases, an awareness perfomance becomes increasingly important. We will be discussing techniques for reducing bandwidth usage, applying incremental changes, styling, and other ways to supercharge your KML.
by Susannah Raub and Dave Day
Fast maps make users happy. Come and discover a multitude of ways you can optimize your map performance from loading the map to displaying thousands of overlays. Learn how to identify the bottlenecks in your application so you can give your maps the tuneups they need.
Your map doesn't have to end at the front door of the building! In this session we will discuss approaches to mapping all of your business locations, and not just on the outside. We'll show how to build a sensational storefinder, and then add floorplans, indoor Street View, and resource search.
Building a robust interactive map with a lot of data involves more than just adding a few placemarks. We'll talk about integrating with existing GIS software, importing data from shapefiles and other formats, map projections, and techniques for managing, analyzing, and rendering large datasets.
10th–11th May 2011