Geo APIs Summer Learning Series Featuring Google I/O 2011 Sessions

Google Geo team annnounced the "Geo APIs Summer Learning Series" on the Geo Developers Blog. Over the coming weeks, each talk will be getting its own blog post from the session speaker, pulling in what was discussed at I/O and then digging deeper into the technical content.At Google I/O 2011, several new features made their […]

Google Geo team annnounced the "Geo APIs Summer Learning Series" on the Geo Developers Blog. Over the coming weeks, each talk will be getting its own blog post from the session speaker, pulling in what was discussed at I/O and then digging deeper into the technical content.

At Google I/O 2011, several new features made their debut, the much-anticipated Places API, and the Places Autocomplete API. Dynamic Styling was introduced for Fusion Tables layers in the Maps API, allowing layer styling to be defined by the API application via Javascript. Finally, some extremely helpful open source Javascript libraries were introduced to make Maps API development even easier, revealed Brendan Kenny, Geo Developer Relations Team, at Lat Long blog.

"This year, speakers from the Maps, Earth, and Fusion Tables teams covered a wide range of topics, from ensuring high performance and usability across all browsers to visualizing huge data sets with Fusion Tables. The amount of material covered was enormous...but we want to expand upon it," stated Kenny.

In addition to session, the "developer sandbox featured eight Geo API partners who engaged directly with I/O attendees: HistoryPin, Icon Fitness, Ubisense, The Wall Street Journal, Footprint Feed, The Bay Citizen, Arc2Earth, and Travel Game. The apps on display ranged from location-based gaming using the Latitude API to tools for citizen journalists to map public data using Fusion Tables."

Here is how the series will unfold:

Week of July 6th

Connecting People and Places:

Location Based App Development using Google APIs:

Secrets and Surprises of the Google Geo APIs:

Week of July 11th

Managing and visualizing your location based data with Fusion Tables:

Designing Maps Applications for Usability on Mobile and Desktop:

Week of July 18th

High Performance KML for Maps and Earth:

Speedy Maps:

Week of July 25th

Map your business, inside and out:

GIS with Google Earth and Google Maps:

Visti Geo Developers Blog for the above scheduled series.

[Source: Lat Long blog]