Mapping and Geolocation
                        with the Flash Platform




Friday, May 14, 2010
Ryan Stewart

                            ryan@adobe.com

                           blog.digitalbackcountry.com
         ...
Friday, May 14, 2010
Agenda
                           Flash Mapping SDKs
                       Creating your own Flash Maps
                 ...
Flash Mapping SDKs
                                     Street/
                                                 Terrain  ...
Hello World with ESRI
               Pros:
                       Very detailed
                       Most Information
  ...
Hello World with Google Maps
               Pros:
                       Easy to Use
                       Simple Registr...
Fun with Google Maps




Friday, May 14, 2010
Modest Maps Project




Friday, May 14, 2010
Your First Map


                              What You Need:

                               PSD of the Map
             ...
Friday, May 14, 2010

http://modestmaps.com/
http://modestmaps.com/calculator.html
Maps on AIR on Android




Friday, May 14, 2010
Dealing with Geodata

                       Main Formats:

                        GPX - Most widespread GPS Format

    ...
Ryan’s Random Projects
               GPXAS3 - Library for Parsing GPX files
                http://github.com/ryanstewart...
Geolocation APIs with Flash




Friday, May 14, 2010
Using the Browser
        HTML5 Supports Geolocation!



          Why not use ExternalInterface to get location?
        ...
flash.sensors.Geolocation




Friday, May 14, 2010
Questions

                ryan@adobe.com

                blog.digitalbackcountry.com
                @ryanstewart       ...
Friday, May 14, 2010
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  1. 1. Mapping and Geolocation with the Flash Platform Friday, May 14, 2010
  2. 2. Ryan Stewart ryan@adobe.com blog.digitalbackcountry.com @ryanstewart github.com/ryanstewart Flash Builder Premium Giveaway - #FaTCGeo 18 T 583308 4506780 Friday, May 14, 2010
  3. 3. Friday, May 14, 2010
  4. 4. Agenda Flash Mapping SDKs Creating your own Flash Maps Mapping on Mobile Devices Dealing with Geodata in Flash Geolocation Friday, May 14, 2010
  5. 5. Flash Mapping SDKs Street/ Terrain Topo Traffic 3D Satellite Google Maps Yes Yes No No (JS) Yes Yahoo Maps Yes No No Yes No MapQuest Yes No No Yes No ESRI Yes Yes Yes No No Friday, May 14, 2010
  6. 6. Hello World with ESRI Pros: Very detailed Most Information Layers Approach Cons: Maybe Too Complex Bottom Line: Great for hard core GIS-heads Friday, May 14, 2010 http://services.arcgisonline.com/ArcGIS/rest/services http://resources.esri.com/arcgisserver/apis/flex/
  7. 7. Hello World with Google Maps Pros: Easy to Use Simple Registration Works with AIR 3D Support Cons: Licensing Terms (Has to be public) Bottom Line: Best General Mapping SDK Out There Friday, May 14, 2010
  8. 8. Fun with Google Maps Friday, May 14, 2010
  9. 9. Modest Maps Project Friday, May 14, 2010
  10. 10. Your First Map What You Need: PSD of the Map Zoomify Modest Maps Coordinate Creator Friday, May 14, 2010 http://modestmaps.com/calculator.html
  11. 11. Friday, May 14, 2010 http://modestmaps.com/ http://modestmaps.com/calculator.html
  12. 12. Maps on AIR on Android Friday, May 14, 2010
  13. 13. Dealing with Geodata Main Formats: GPX - Most widespread GPS Format KML - Includes ability to draw shapes But there are many others. Friday, May 14, 2010
  14. 14. Ryan’s Random Projects GPXAS3 - Library for Parsing GPX files http://github.com/ryanstewart/GpxAS3 AIRGPSBabel - AS3 Wrapper for GPSBabel http://www.gpsbabel.org/ Friday, May 14, 2010 http://www.gpsbabel.org/capabilities.shtml
  15. 15. Geolocation APIs with Flash Friday, May 14, 2010
  16. 16. Using the Browser HTML5 Supports Geolocation! Why not use ExternalInterface to get location? http://www.webkitchen.be/geolocation/ Friday, May 14, 2010
  17. 17. flash.sensors.Geolocation Friday, May 14, 2010
  18. 18. Questions ryan@adobe.com blog.digitalbackcountry.com @ryanstewart 18 T 583308 4506780 github.com/ryanstewart Friday, May 14, 2010
  19. 19. Friday, May 14, 2010

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