Sessions at Google I/O 2012 about Maps on Thursday 28th June

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  • Computing Map Tiles with Go on App Engine

    by Andrew Gerrand and Chris Broadfoot

    In this talk we use the Maps API and Go on App Engine to build an app to build custom tile sets for Google Maps. The app demonstrates using Go's suitability for computation in the cloud and App Engine's key scalability features, such as Task Queues and Backends.

    At 11:45am to 12:45pm, Thursday 28th June

    In Room 1, Moscone Center

  • Maps for Good

    by Dave Thau and Rebecca Moore

    Developers are behind many cutting-edge map applications that make the world a better place. In this session we'll show you how developers are using Google Earth Builder, Google Earth Engine, Google Maps API and Android apps for applications as diverse as ethno-mapping of indigenous cultural sites, monitoring deforestation of the Amazon and tracking endangered species migrations around the globe. Come learn about how you can partner with a non-profit to apply for a 2012 Developer Grant and make a positive impact with your maps.

    At 11:45am to 12:45pm, Thursday 28th June

    In Room 7, Moscone Center

  • Best Practices for Maps API Developers

    by Jez Fletcher and Susannah Raub

    The Google Maps API makes it easy to add simple maps to your applications, but we want to take you to the next level. In this session we reveal our recommended best practices for Maps API developers, including developer tools, testing, and API features that will save you time, avoid a headache or two, and delight your users.

    At 1:30pm to 2:30pm, Thursday 28th June

    In Room 1, Moscone Center

    Coverage video

  • Fireside Chat with the Google Maps API Team

    by Thor Mitchell, Peter Birch, Susannah Raub, Andrew Foster, David Wang, James McGill and Sean Askay

    Meet the engineers behind Google Maps and Google Earth for an open discussion on the Google Maps API, Google Earth, and KML.

    At 3:15pm to 4:15pm, Thursday 28th June

    In Room 1, Moscone Center

    Coverage video

  • A Master Class in Styling

    by Jonah Jones and Scott Shawcroft

    Custom Styled Maps allow developers to customize the look and feel of the underlying Google Maps tiles. This makes it really easy to make a great looking map. You can tailor your map to your message, to your color scheme, or to help emphasize your data. In this class, master maps designers will help you build beautiful, elegant styles that make your maps work for you.

    At 4:00pm to 5:00pm, Thursday 28th June

    In Room 1, Moscone Center

    Coverage video

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