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Google Maps API Luminaries Serve Some Golden Eggs of Developer Help

Google Maps API Luminaries Serve Some Golden Eggs of Developer Help

By Drew Bowling July 2, 2012

Since the Google Maps API became available for developers with a cartographical itch, digital cartographers have been putting their imaginations to impressive use with the designs they’ve come up with. One of the most prominent themes during the Google I/O …

Google Maps API History Revealed In Office Hours Google Maps API History Revealed In Office Hours
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The Google Maps team does some of the more interesting things on the Web. It’s always a pleasure to hear what they have to say so this week’s Office Hours hangout is a treat. This week has Josh Livni and …

Paul Rademacher Talks Google Maps API During Hangout Paul Rademacher Talks Google Maps API During Hangout

I’m really starting to like this casual conversation thing Google has going on with its Hangouts. It’s nice to see developers just discuss the stuff they’re working on without any PR or companies getting in the way of what they …

Google Updates Its Deprecation Policy Google Updates Its Deprecation Policy
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Software gets old. It’s an unfortunate truth that many developers have to live with. It’s even harder when you have to deal with software that may be deprecating and it’s hard to know when official support is going to dry …

Google Maps API For Business Gets Demographic Layer Google Maps API For Business Gets Demographic Layer

There’s a lot of information a map can provide. Just taking a look at what Google Maps already provides is testament to that. There is one area, however, that most maps don’t make use of – demographics. That’s to be …

Mapping Wikipedia Visually Ignites The World’s Interest In Knowledge Mapping Wikipedia Visually Ignites The World’s Interest In Knowledge

That’s not a Lite-Brite representation of North America above this article. It’s not a photo of some dorm room blacklight poster, either. What you see above is actually much more meaningful: a visual representation of the continent according to how …

Mercedes-Benz Hits The Road With Google Maps API Mercedes-Benz Hits The Road With Google Maps API

Mercedes-Benz is steadily becoming what some might consider the iCar. First, the car company debuted its first smart car at CES 2012. Then, Mercedes-Benz announced that Apple’s Siri would be included in its A-Class line of vehicles, plus it has …

This Zombie Survival Map Could Very Well Save Your Bacon This Zombie Survival Map Could Very Well Save Your Bacon

You don’t want to be the aperitif at a zombie feast. Nobody does. But when the undead arrive, if the film genre is any indication, assume that there will be lots of them and they have appetites incapable of being …

Google Maps API Layer For U.S. 2010 Census Now Available Google Maps API Layer For U.S. 2010 Census Now Available

Remember a couple of years ago when the Census Bureau people came canvasing through your neighborhood, knocking on your doors to collect your demographic information? I do, because they kept coming back to my apartment even after they initially visited …

Google Maps API Gets Fun New Weather Layer Google Maps API Gets Fun New Weather Layer
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Google Maps has had the real-time weather layer available since this past August, which gives Maps users a new way to check the current weather as well as see the forecast for the next few days. The layer also has …

Google Maps Analytics For Business Opens Up Troves Of New Site Data Google Maps Analytics For Business Opens Up Troves Of New Site Data

Google Analytics is an invaluable tool for any business working on developing their brand in how it allows businesses to study many different variables such as where the web traffic is coming from, how much time was spent on their …

Google Maps API Introduces Store Locator Utility Library Google Maps API Introduces Store Locator Utility Library
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Google Maps is one of the cooler services the search giant has to offer. While I usually use the service to get a street view of the Amazon, some people actually use it for business. Some business Web sites implement …

Google Maps API Gets Some New Digs To Show Off The Wares Google Maps API Gets Some New Digs To Show Off The Wares
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Since 2005, Google Maps API has resided within the general developers corner of Google at code.google.com. Today, via the Lat Long Blog, Google Maps announced that they’ve created a new home for Google Maps API creations that will better showcase …

foursquare Upgrades Maps With MapBox, Dumps Google Maps API foursquare Upgrades Maps With MapBox, Dumps Google Maps API
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Since everybody’s getting prettier maps these days, foursquare didn’t want to be left out of the fun so they announced today that they’re upgrading the quality of their maps with the help of a new mapping startup, MapBox. All of …

Google Maps No Phone Zones for Oprah
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Google announced today that has provided mapping (via the Google Maps API) for a couple of highway safety initiatives around the use of cell phones in vehicles.

The first such initiative is Oprah’s "No Phone Zone", which lets users make a pledge under three different options: no texting, no texting plus handsfree calling only, and no phone use at all while driving. These pledges are then mapped in near real-time using the API, so others can see where and when these pledges were made.

Google Blows Up Earth

The Google Earth and Maps teams must have been on the verge of bursting into data stream rivers until they finally popped this morning, unloading a mess of new functionality onto the world. We had to mask our digital footprint with wading boots to fish out the most relevant to our readers: Google Maps for Enterprise.