October 2010

October 27, 2010: Google Maps in Depth - Geocoding and Rendering

Our June 2010 presentation used Google maps as a sample platform to discuss jQuery and Ajax. Our presentation at the Sunjug this month will examine the Google Maps API in further detail.

Steve Goldsmith will describe how to use the Google Geoding API to determine latitude and longitude given a street address. Such a technique is needed in order to create maps given only address data. Steve will also discuss how to cleanse and manage such data.

The presentation will also demonstrate how to render markers based on JSON using the geocoded data. Velocity templates will be used  to generate multiple types of output using the same data. This will include custom markers and marker clusters for larger datasets.

Steve Goldsmith is Sr. Software Architect at WAZAGUA in Bradenton Fl and is a frequent presenter at the Sunjug.

Food and refreshments will be provided by Wazagua.

The event will be hosted by Community Foundation of Sarasota, located at 2635 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, FL 34237, which is west of exit 210 off I75.

Meeting Schedule:

  • 6-6:45 PM: Networking
  • 6:45 - 8:30 PM: Presentation
All Are welcome
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