Geo APIs Summer Learning Series: High Performance KML for Maps and Earth 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: An Introduction to KML
40 Online Generators for Web Designers Should Bookmark Online Generators for Web Designers can be a great way to save time in your web design projects. High-quality generators can create graphics or code or even layouts in a matter of seconds or minutes, things that might take an hour or more if done by hand. Online generator are those tools that help us to create those popular “XHTML valid” CSS banners, micro buttons or css website templates in seconds. In such cases online generators can be of great help which do the necessary job and some tools don’t have to be downloaded also. We all know that backgrounds play a crucial role in a design. Web Designers sometimes spend a lot of time in making pattern or stripe backgrounds and there are also tool to help you out here.
GeoIQ Developer Download Style from GitHub Acetate is a new way of thinking about basemap tiles. Made in conjunction with Stamen Design and 41 Latitude, it allows you to layer pieces of the basemap throughout your visualization. We think what we came up with is quite beautiful, but if it’s not to your tastes all the stylesheets and code is opensource so you can roll your own. For developers, GeoIQ has released the stylesheets and code to create the Acetate tiles. Read more about it on our announcement blog post.
Fun with CURL and DOM When the California mega millions jackpot was more than 200 million dollars a in May, I bought a couple of tickets and crossed my fingers. I didn’t win…stupid quick picks, but I got to thinking: Maybe there could be a better way of choosing the numbers. Like choosing them based on previous winning numbers somehow. I had some free time over the memorial weekend and so I proudly present my super lucky lottery number picker…a fun learning experience made with CURL and DOM. Enjoy! What it does:
InformationWeekGoogle Deal Lets SAP Customers Map Data - software Blog Google Maps meets SAP: Partnership includes exclusive mashup capabilities and discounted pricing for geospatial data. Slideshow: Top 15 Google Apps ForBusiness (click image for larger view and for full slideshow) SAP has teamed up with Google to enable its customers to mashup data with the search giant's mapping capabilities so they can visually report on business conditions such as sales by territory, loan risk by region, or defaults by neighborhood. SAP and Google have already collaborated to enable customers to plot data on Google Maps within the SAP Streamwork, BusinessObjects Explorer, and Crystal Reports interfaces.
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VSTO Excel: How to read Outlook Emails using Outlook View Control In this short article, I will discuss a simple operation that requires using the ActiveX control Microsoft Office Outlook View Control. With this control, we can read, reply, deleted, etc, emails in Excel straight from Outlook. The first step requires you creating your new project as follows: 1. File --> New Project2. Project Types --> Office 20073.
Geo APIs Summer Learning Series: GIS with Google Earth and Google Maps 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. In the world of data visualization, previous sessions had showed off new styling features for Fusion Tables.