Where Conference 2012 Workshops

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Yerba Buena Salon 4-6
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Adam DuVander (ProgrammableWeb)
Average rating: **...
(2.67, 3 ratings)
Adding maps to your website is easier than it's ever been before. Adam DuVander, author of Map Scripting 101, will show you how to do that using Google, Microsoft, MapQuest and many others. Using Mapstraction, an open source wrapper library, you can write code once for a dozen different map providers. Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 1-3
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Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
We will discuss how to figure out what story to tell, select the right data, and pick appropriate layout and encodings. The goal is to learn how to create a map that conveys appropriate knowledge to a specific audience (which may include the designer). Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 12-14
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Kathryn Hurley (Google), Andrés Ferraté (Google)
The Google Maps API allows you to embed Google Maps into your website. Come to this session to learn how to get started using the Google Maps JavaScript API to create custom maps for your website. During this session, you will learn how to embed a map on a website, add markers to the map, and apply several customizations. Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 4-6
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Steven Gill (Adobe)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 3 ratings)
This talk will be an in depth look into using HTML5's GeoLocation API with PhoneGap. We will be going over everything from the basics to the quirks associated with the various platforms PhoneGap supports. We will also discuss other geospatial APIs such as accelerometer, gyro and compass. Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 1-3
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Matt Biddulph (Product Club)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
With datasets the size of the whole world, it's important to having a realistic understanding of your data when you're designing an application. Learn how to incorporate data analysis using tools like Hadoop and Pig into your prototyping process, and banish Lorem Ipsum from your demos. Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 12-14
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Mano Marks (Google, Inc. ), Adam Hecht (Google Inc.)
For years, architects and developers have been building 3D models of the world using Google SketchUp. This powerful, free application has been used to model the world. Models have been used in Google Earth, SketchUp's 3D Warehouse, and in countless architectural demos. Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 4-6
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Dave Cole (MapBox), Tom MacWright (MapBox)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
Learn how to map beautiful interactive maps for web and mobile using the best open source tools. The workshop starts with a walk through of how web mapping works - data processing and designing a map, to rendering systems, Javascript frameworks, and future vector-rendering potentials, with deep dives into examples, and targeted at both technical and non-technical users. Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 1-3
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Sha Hwang (Trulia)
Mapping tools keep cropping up all over the place, and data is everywhere. What are the pros and cons of the various mapping libraries? Should this information be visualized as a heatmap, as a sea of points, or something else? What are some new directions to explore in mapping and visualization? Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 12-14
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Sean Maday (Google Inc.)
For the past 7 years, Google Earth and Google Maps have set a new standard for consumer mapping APIs. As the field of web mapping continues to evolve, new competition is driving innovation toward accurate base data, extensible API platforms, and blazing fast response times. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to leverage the Google Earth Builder platform for dynamic web mashups. Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 12-14
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Josh Livni (Google), Brendan Kenny (Google)
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(3.50, 2 ratings)
HTML5 and recent browser enhancements have paved the way for more robust cartography and data visualization in the client. We'll show you how this creates new opportunities for interacting with large datasets in real-time, general bottlenecks and solutions, as well as new technologies and techniques you can take advantage of. Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 1-3
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Bradley Voytek (UC San Diego and Uber, Inc.)
Location apps amass massive amounts of data. Understanding this data can take time. Uber's Bradley Voytek shows the system they use to reduce customer wait times and increase service level. Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 4-6
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This workshop illustrates how you can quickly assemble everything you need to build and deploy a cloud-based mobile solution with the ArcGIS platform. This includes everything from hosting your data in the cloud, to acquiring basemaps and geoservices (such as geocoding and routing), developing a JavaScript mobile check-in app, and finally, using GIS to monetize the solution. Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 12-14
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Mano Marks (Google, Inc. ), Julia Ferraioli (Google)
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(2.00, 1 rating)
While a major locus of socializing has moved to the web, human beings remain geolocated. This makes the world of social networking and maps inherently attractive to each other. In 2011, Google released the Google Places API and the start of the Google+ Platform, which along with the Google Maps API together make for some new geo combinations. This workshop will help you bring all these together. Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 4-6
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Akshay Patil (Foursquare), Andrew Hogue (Foursquare), Ben Lee (foursquare)
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(2.00, 1 rating)
Place is more than just a set of coordinates. It's the business, the park or the airport gate and it tells a lot about what is near a user. Figuring that out is not simple to do on your own. The folks at Foursquare have one of the most popular APIs and they are going to share how they do it so that you can do it too. Read more.
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Yerba Buena Salon 1-3
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Johannes Kebeck (Microsoft Corporation), Jaime Lang (Microsoft Corporation)
The consumer preview of Windows 8 was downloaded a Million times in the first 24 hours and Bing Maps supported it right from the start. The youngest member of our family of mapping APIs allows you to build Metro Style applications for the next generation of Microsoft’s operating system. Stop by if you want to get your mapping applications ready for Windows 8. Read more.
  • Esri
  • AT&T Interactive
  • Google
  • Nokia, Location & Commerce
  • Facebook
  • Bing
  • Control Group
  • Localeze
  • MyCityWay
  • Socrata
  • Urban Airship
  • MapQuest

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