Hands on Map Scripting

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Adam DuVander (ProgrammableWeb)
Development - Location Ballroom G
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This workshop will focus on getting attendees from zero to mapping through hands on examples. No previous programming experience is required, as you alter examples already written. Learn to:
  • Customize your map with your own markers and map imagery.
  • Convert addresses to latitude/longitude coordinates, so you can turn user input into data.
  • Find your user’s location no matter what the browser—even a mobile phone.

Where possible, we’ll use the Mapstraction open source library, a wrapper for a dozen mapping APIs. Mapstraction has been around almost as long as the first mapping APIs. This workshop will cover Mapstraction version 2, a completely re-worked framework that decreases download size. Previously the code for all providers was downloaded, even if you were only using one. The latest version separates core features of Mapstraction, then loads only the necessary provider code.

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Adam DuVander


Adam DuVander is the Executive Editor of ProgrammableWeb, the premier resource for open Web APIs. He is also the author of Map Scripting 101, a cookbook-style approach to creating geographic maps on the web using Yahoo, Bing and Google Maps.

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