Paul Rademacher Talks Google Maps API During Hangout


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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 may know Paul Rademacher as the creator of Housing Maps, the first Google Maps Mashup.

Rademacher was also a Googler from 2005 to 2010 where he created the Google Earth Broswer Plugin. It allowed users to "embed the full power of Google Earth into any Web page." He is also credited by Mano Marks as being the creator of the Google Maps API.

All of this is to say that Rademacher knows what he's talking about when it comes to Google Maps. In this 40 minute long hangout, he discusses his newest project - Stratocom - with Mano Marks. Stratocom is a new application built using the Google Maps API that displays "beautiful satellite and aerial imagery."

Don't be misled though, this is all about the coding experience in Google Maps. The two men will talk about developing for the Google Maps API. Check out the video below for all the details: