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This practical guide will teach you everything you need to know to quickly become a Twitter power user, including strategies and tactics for using Twitter's 140-character messages as a serious—and effective—way to boost your business. Co-written by Tim O'Reilly and Sarah Milstein, widely followed and highly respected Twitterers, the practical information in The Twitter Book is presented in a fun, full-color format that's packed with helpful examples and clear explanations.
The Geospatial Web (aka the GeoWeb) is a rapidly evolving Web 2.0 market of innovative data and software applications--including location-based services, social software, and even augmented reality--for both the web and mobile devices. Propelled by the new location-aware iPhone, the GeoWeb is hurtling into the mainstream.
In this report, Andrew Turner and Brady Forrest map out the new generation of geo products and services, identify the major players, and show how your business can leverage the power of Where 2.0.
The nearest pizza, the cheapest gas, the best meeting place for a group-Google Maps Hacks shows you creative ways to add to and customize the satellite images and underlying API of Google Maps for applications serendipitous or serious. Written by Schuyler Erle and Rich Gibson (with a foreword by Google Maps tech leads, Jens and Lars Rasmussen), Google Maps Hacks shares dozens of tricks for combining the capabilities of Google's Keyhole map feature with your own datasets, so you can create interactive maps for unlimited personal and commercial applications.
Foreword by Joe Astroth, Executive Vice President, Autodesk Location Services
"I expect this comprehensive book to inspire a new generation of engineers and to help propel a new wave of independent software vendors. I only wish it was available to our staff as we developed some of our earliest services."
Executive Vice President,
Autodesk Location Services
GIS for Web Developers introduces Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in simple terms and demonstrates hands-on uses. With this book, you'll explore popular websites mapquest.com and Google Maps, see the technologies they use, and learn how to create your own. Written with the usual Pragmatic Bookshelf humor and real-world experience, GIS for Web Developers makes geographic programming concepts accessible to the common developer.
From Google Maps to iPhone apps, geographic data and visualization is quickly becoming a standard part of life.
Desktop GIS shows you how to assemble and use an Open Source GIS toolkit. You'll find strategies for choosing a platform, selecting the right tools, integration, managing change, and getting support. You'll get a good introduction to using the many tools available so you can visualize, digitize, and analyze your own mapping data.