All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google Maps API’

Google Maps API Luminaries Serve Some Golden Eggs of Developer Help

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 conference last week was the sheer girth of new tools and features that were announced across the many, many Google …

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Google Maps API Gets More Features for Styled Maps

In the two years that it’s existed, designers and developers have created some pretty awesome stuff with the Styled Maps in the Google Maps API. There was that zombie apocalypse survival map along with several arty and crafty maps, like the Maps Without Maps and Time Shutter. There’s also the now-abandoned Mood of Our Cities Now map, which NBC created …

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Google Challenges You To Think Outside The Map

Despite losing some key partners and a price reduction, the Google Maps API is still pretty popular around the world. Google Maps is one of those brands you can trust and people have built some terrific things with the API. What’s that? You want to build even more insane things with maps? Well, Google has the perfect session for you. …

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Google Maps API Gets Transit, Symbols, Heatmap Layers; Now Locates Pot Farms

The buzz of all things Google continues at the Google I/O conference, meaning there are some announcements that may trigger the interest of Google Maps API users. Perhaps the most notable addition to the inventory of Google Maps API is the inclusion of public transit directions that can be used in Google Maps Javascript v3 and the Directions Web Service. …

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After a Flood of Lost Customers, Google Maps Sticks a Finger in Dike

Here’s a question everybody knows the answer to: when you start losing customers because they’re opting for cheaper or even free alternatives, what do you do? Answer: You lower your prices. That answer appears to be what Google Maps has chosen to do in light of the continued attrition of developers and businesses that have been defecting from using Google …

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Google Maps API History Revealed In Office Hours

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 Peter Birch of the Google Maps and Earth team talking about the Google Maps API. They start the hangout with …

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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 can say. This week’s conversation is between Paul Rademacher and Mano Marks during the Google Maps API Office Hours. You …

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Google Updates Its Deprecation Policy

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 up. Google is hoping to make all of this easier by changing up their software deprecation policies. These include the …

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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 a thing of the past since Google has announced that their Maps API for Business is now getting a U.S. …

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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 different regions access Wikipedia in different languages. Mapping Wikipedia, as the project is called, came about as a collaboration between …

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