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Great work Mike and +Code School
 
We worked with Code School to create this new class showing iOS developers how to add Google Maps to their apps. Here's the full blog post: http://goo.gl/SOXSds
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"Streamer is a powerful, yet easy way to explore our major waterways. With a simple map click, anyone can trace rivers and streams from a starting point all the way downstream to where a stream drains. Even more impressive, they can click on a stream and trace all others that drain to that point. Streamer also produces a report that includes a map and information about the people and places encountered along the streams traced."
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"Using open source mapping tools is a great way to explore the data and create winning entries for the contest. For those who are new to making maps out of open data, we’re here to help you get started. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to use QGIS, a popular mapping software product, to create a simple map out of the data. Build on this foundation to create your own contest entries and learn about data and geospatial technology along the way."
Using QGIS is a great way to explore the data and create winning entries for the Bay Area Bike Share Open Data Challenge.
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OK, kind of adorable but also makes me feel old
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Yep! veeery old :(
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FOSS4G is always fun for the geo crowd. If you've got a presentation, I'd encourage you to do this one.
 
I have submitted two presentation proposals for this falls FOSS4G 2014 in Portland, Oregon.  There are only two more days to get in your presentation proposals so write them up now!
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This is so cool!
For the first and perhaps the last time ever, NASA's Cassini spacecraft, whose mission is to orbit Saturn, has captured a new moon emerge from the Jovian
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More on Google I/O. This year is going to be great .
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Drool... sure wish there were press passes ;0)
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The good folks at +Safe Software are always doing awesome stuff. Glad to see Google Maps Engine support in their products.
How to load your data into Google Maps Gallery, how to automate the transformation, and what the digital atlas means for geospatial data.
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Zev Ross on converting TopoJSON to GeoJSON and using the Google Maps API Data layer to display it.
For a recent project we needed to significantly reduce the file sizes of some of the GeoJSON files were were using so we turned to Mike Bostock's amazing TopoJSON APIs. As described on the wiki pag...
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An interesting discussion of rendering principles for public transit. "INAT is a mapping standard developed by French Serbian architect Jug Cerovic offering easy to read, easy to memorize and easy to use subway network maps."
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Way too different from the geographical map.
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Maps Developer Advocate at Google, map nerd.
Introduction
I am the lead Developer Advocate for Google Geo, which means I travel around a lot, talk to developers around the world about mapping, and then advocate on their behalf with our engineering teams. I blog, code, tweet, photograph, play video games, work a lot, read a lot, and have the best job in the world.

I have a MIMS from Berkeley, and an MA in History from Columbia. I go to a fair number of digital humanities conferences, as well as geo and general tech conferences. Let me know if you have anything exciting going on.
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I come from the outskirts of nowhere. I once smuggled books into Romania
Education
  • UC Berkeley
    Masters of Information Management and Systems, 2004 - 2006
  • Columbia
    Masters in History, 1992 - 1993
  • UC San Diego
    BA in History, 1987 - 1992
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Staff Developer Advocate at Google for Geo
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  • Google
    Developer Advocate, 2006 - present
  • UC Berkeley
    Student/Research Assistant, 2004 - 2006
  • Huckleberry Youth Programs
    Data Manager, 2000 - 2004
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San Francisco Bay Area - Budapest - New York - San Diego - Albany, CA - Oakland, CA - Eagle Butte, SD
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A 19th-Century Map of the Geology Hidden Beneath NYC Streets
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There was much rejoicing among cartography lovers when the New York Public Library's Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division recently r

Free Google Geo workshop at the EGU
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During the week of the annual European Geosciences Union meeting in Vienna, my colleagues from the Google Earth Engine team will be holding

A Phantom Drone Captured Video Inside An Erupting Volcano
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The stunning footage shot by Shaun O'Callaghan shows lava spewing from a volcano in the South Pacific.

Adding the new Google Maps to your website just got easier with the new ...
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Since we introduced the ability to embed the new Google Maps, a growing number of sites across the web have been helping their visitors visu

Google Maps Mania: The Best Animal Tracking Maps
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The WWF Species Tracker is a Google Map dedicated to tracking the movements of a number of animals around the world. The map includes the tr

#40Forward: 40 startup communities rethinking the gender gap
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At age 40, my mom quit her job to start an employment agency for people with disabilities. Over the next few years and without a college deg

Side Effects
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From Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) comes this suspenseful and provocative tale of intrigue starring Channing Ta

Google Lat Long: Monitoring the World's Forests with Global Forest Watch
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Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 8:00 AM. By the time we find out about deforestation, it's usually too late to take action. Scientists have b

Google Maps Mania: Compare Your Town with the World
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Google Maps Mania is an unofficial Google Maps blog tracking the websites, mashups and tools being influenced by Google Maps. Wednesday, Feb

Google Research Awards: Winter 2014
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Posted by Maggie Johnson, Director of Education & University Relations We have just completed another round of the Google Research Awards, o

This Firefighter Built His Own Google Glass App And It's Saving Lives
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Plus other cottage industry Glass apps that are saving lives or improving them.

Jim C. Hines » Facts are Cool
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That last bit there is what most people can't seem to come up with on their own. We can hope seeing it laid out so concisely will open their

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Full screen maps and new marker features now available in the Google Map...
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This week we are pleased to announce updates for the Google Maps Android API v2 and the Google Maps SDK for iOS. We’re listening to your fee

Crossword (US)
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US-style crossword puzzles galore for your coffee break. 360 professional casual-level crosswords suitable for all.This game has Google in-a

Horrible Bosses
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Management candidate Nick Hendricks (Jason Bateman) has been logging 12-hour days and eating everything his twisted supervisor Dave Harken (

Google Maps Mania: 100 Magnificent Maps
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I often get asked if I can recommend good maps, often using a particular maps API or in a particular category (transit, crime etc). I look a

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