The second session of the Geo track at Google I/O was “Secrets of the Surprises of the Google Geo APIs.” Going into I/O we wanted to have a session that could serve as a foundation for later sessions and one where we can feature some of the latest launches leading up to Google I/O. We covered features of the Maps API v3, the Earth API, Fusion Tables, the Maps API Web Services and the Static Maps API in this one session.
What we hope that you take away from this talk is that there is more to the Maps API than just putting markers on a map - we’ve been actively adding many cool features that can really enhance your mapping application and create a better experience for your users.
Here’s a small subset of the features discussed in the talk:
We talked about a lot more - including AdSense integration, the Places API, useful open source libraries, Fusion Tables and historical imagery, trees and 3D buildings in the Earth API - check out the video or review the slides to learn more!
Posted by Ossama Alami, Google Developer Relations
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