The Maps API is incredibly flexible, allowing developers to venture beyond the basics of web mapping into very different ways of displaying geospatial data and imagery. One way we chose to highlight this flexibility was in the I/O session “Map Your Business, Inside and Out.”
In this session, we demonstrated techniques for displaying custom data over a map, starting with a selection of locations spread out over the world, then zooming in repeatedly, ending with placing a specific object within a room.
In the video you’ll see how features in the API can be used to organize and display custom data at different zoom and conceptual levels. We talked about a number of concepts, demonstrating the power and flexibility of the Maps API. These included:
Many of these techniques were used in the Google I/O 2011 Map. The source code for that project can be found on Google Project Hosting.
We hope that developers, armed with these techniques, can create compelling maps, enabling their users to navigate inside and outside the mapped locations.
Posted by Brendan Kenny and Chris Broadfoot, Geo Developer Relations Team
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