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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