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Location is everywhere. There are many tools, APIs and open datasets that can give anyone a boost toward

Location is everywhere. There are many tools, APIs and open datasets that can give anyone a boost toward

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    • Adam DuVander @adamd ProgrammableWeb
    • John Cooke Location: It's Everywhere
    • Johan Larsson
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    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/a2gemma/1448178195/
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/dottiemae/5393993010/ Short Mapping History
    • All Those Mapping APIs
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/rodrigorosas/3475686054/ 1 web map to rule them all
    • Subramanian Kabilan Open Location Data
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/rossaroni/4972841433/ Ways To Be
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/balamurugan/655338758/ Map Scripting with Style
    • RR DONNELLEY founded 1864 Cartographic Services founded 1967 Geosystems founded 1994
    • Do you know the way to San Jose?
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    • Geocoding in 2004 123 Example Street -26.204, 28.045
    • Geocoding in 2004 123 Example Street -26.204, 28.045
      • Download data
      • Install BerkleyDB
      • Compile database
      • Install Geocoder::US
      • Run Perl script
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    • housingmaps.com
    • chicagocrime.org
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    • at least 40 map control APIs programmableweb.com
    • your code http://www.flickr.com/photos/25722571@N08/5549789515/
    • your code http://www.flickr.com/photos/25722571@N08/5549789515/
    • your ^ code http://www.flickr.com/photos/25722571@N08/5549789515/ new, completely rewritten
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/rodrigorosas/3475686054/ your code ~10 more
    • mapscripting.com mapstraction.com
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    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/trippchicago/3769904793/ Open Location Data
    • over 250 "mapping" APIs programmableweb.com
    • 100+ Place databases
    • 41 Geocoding Services 123 Example Street -26.204, 28.045
    • 52 Geolocation Services 127.0.0.1 -26.204, 28.045
    • 4 Government Mapping APIs + 137 other gov APIs
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    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/aaronleavy/24456381/
    • "OpenStreetMap is a free editable map of the whole world. It is made by people like you."
    • http://vimeo.com/16105837 2006
    • http://vimeo.com/16105837 2010
    • OSM South Africa Johannesburg Midrand Pretoria Bloemfontein Cape Town Durban Port Elizabeth East London
    • open.mapquestapi.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/59937401@N07/5929474535/
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/webb-zahn/3596086689/
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/clarkstonscamp/4680686594/
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/freecat/70462411/
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/carnielewis187/5672407960/
    • mapbox.com/ipad
    • Johan Larsson
    • Dani Gama
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    • 3 Easy Ways to Stand Out http://www.flickr.com/photos/12287146@N04/5197070851/
    • 1. Shed the Teardrop Icons
    • 2. Interact Outside the Map 1.
    • 2. 1. 3. Clean Things Up
    • 2. 1. 3. 4. Locate Your Users BONUS
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/balamurugan/655338758/ Map Scripting with Style
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/zapthedingbat/2700033422/ base map styling rungs 3
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    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/zapthedingbat/2700033422/ TileMill Cloudmade Google 3 2 1
    • 1. Google
    • 1. Google
    • 1. Google
    • 2. CloudMade 1.
    • 2. CloudMade 1.
    • 2. 1. 3. TileMill
    • 2. 1. 3. TileMill
    • 2. 1. 3. 4. TileDrawer BONUS
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/zapthedingbat/2700033422/ TileMill
      • Import shapefiles
      • Host yourself (or pay MapBox)
      • Ultimate control
      Cloudmade
      • Open data
      • Zoom level control
      • Not Google
      Google
      • De-facto map API
      • Super-reliable
      • Minimal tweaks
      3 2 1
    • 2004 Not Possible in
    • 2004 2009 Not Possible in
    • Today Way Possible
    • Ways to Get Started
    • 1. Buy My Book
    • 2. Check Out Mapstraction Sandboxes 1. mapstraction.appspot.com AND mapscripting.appspot.com
    • 2. 1. 3. Ask Me Questions ? ? ? ?
    • 2. 1. 3. 4. Ask Me Questions NOW BONUS ? ? ? ? !
    • Adam DuVander @adamd ProgrammableWeb Thank You