The collective expertise of the Google Map Maker community has benefitted millions of people who use Google Maps. Users have helped put cities, road networks, and universities on the map for the first time in over 187 countries and regions . Now, users have the ability to contribute more than their mapping edits; they can also share their experiences, knowledge, and local expertise.
Summary: Jim Stone, prinicpal of Chain Store Advisors and former CEO of geoVue provides his thoughts on the correlation between baseball and store site selection. Is it expertise, "gut feel," or do you stick by the numbers. You'll have to "step up to the plate" and read this article to find out more. It’s hard to miss the similarity between baseball and site selection, right? “That store is a home run.”
This session at Google I/O demonstrated how developers can take advantage of new and little known GIS capabilities in all of our geo services. We started out showing some of the GIS capabilities in Google Maps API , which amongst other features, lets you calculate distances and angles and overlay map tiles in arbitrary projections. Moving onto some new and upcoming products, we showed off some of the capabilities of Google Earth Builder , a new platform to manage and publish large amounts of raster and vector GIS data.
The Keyhole Markup Language (KML) is an open standard for geographic data presentation. There are over one billion KML files on the web, and yet the vast majority of these files are points on a map. In High Performance KML for Maps and Earth, Sean Askay and I covered advanced techniques for using KML in Google Earth and the Earth API, as well as introduced other Google platforms that support KML. Our hope is that developers will discover the power of using KML on Google’s platform. Some of the topics we discussed during our talk:
That map you see above isn't a picture of the earth, seen from space. Rather, it's a map of the locations attached to every tweet and Flickr photo. What results is a remarkable picture of how each service has spread across the globe. The maps were created by Eric Fischer, who is something of a mapping savant: Previously, he created these amazing maps of racial segregation and these maps of Flickr geotags . But this time, there's a new level of insight and richness that results from mapping Flickr and Twitter against each other.
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Social media has changed the world . It has revolutionized communications on a global scale, and the transformation continues with every status update, blog post, and video stream. The global citizenry has become a global network. Since becoming widely adopted just a couple years ago, social media has supercharged social action, cause marketing, and social entrepreneurship.