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What's in a map? - Google Launchpad Talk

What's in a map? - Google Launchpad Talk

A talk I gave to delegates and startups on making mapping easier, We chatted about the power of using social media to work out your potential audience and using data analytics, and maps, to really tell a story about your data. The talk was given at Google Campus, Launchpad Event, London.


Steven Gray

May 02, 2014

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  1. What’s in a map? Data, Maps and a funny accent!

    steven.james.gray@gmail.com Google Developer Expert +StevenGray
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  4. Google Developer Experts https://developers.google.com/experts/members/

  5. Maps Live: Animated Ground Overlays and Weather with Google Maps

    SDK for iOS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGVDeA0IB4E
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  8. Maps of Lots of Pins

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  11. http://xkcd.com/1138/

  12. MapTube

  13. How it works MapTubeD Data (.csv) Descriptor Style MapTubeD needs

    a set of 3 files on a web-accessible filesystem
  14. How it works MapTubeD Data (.csv) Descriptor Style The descriptor

    file points to the style file and the data file which tells the render system what to do next.
  15. How it works MapTubeD Data (.csv) Descriptor Style The style

    file tells the renderer how to colour the relevant sections
  16. How it works MapTubeD Data (.csv) Descriptor Style and the

    colour scale used for different thresholds of values.
  17. How it works MapTubeD Data (.csv) Descriptor Style We point

    our map to the tile servers giving the location of the descriptor
  18. How it works MapTubeD Data (.csv) Descriptor Style The system

    then renders the tiles as the map library running as the client requests them.
  19. MapTube Mobile

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  24. Main Objectives ! - One stop shop for mapping data.

    - Mapping your own data or other on-line data - Collection of data - Exporting our visualisations to GIS systems - Making Mapping so easy even a child can do it! ! http://gemma.casa.ucl.ac.uk !
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  26. Mobile Data Collector Collect anything you can think of!

  27. + = Embedding Maps Share your maps with the world

  28. Embedding Maps

  29. Embedding Maps

  30. Embedding Maps

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  43. Thank you steven.gray@ucl.ac.uk Twitter: @frogo Google+: +StevenGray http://www.stevenjamesgray.com