Didn’t make it to I/O again this year? Well, you can watch it right here on Wed, May 18 (see below) or put a widget right on your own website or blog! Enjoy – don’t forget the hashtag is #IO16 – See more about Google I/O at https://events.google.com/io2016/
If you use google services then you likely have a location history stored by Google – don’t worry though, only you can see it! By accessing your history you can view all the places you’ve been (while location sharing was enabled on your device).
A timeline of activity relating to the deprecation of Google Maps Engine and the subsequent interest from Esri and CartoDB in particular.
Yes indeed, out of the blue (seemingly) users of the Google Maps Engine service have been informed via messaging in an official user forum that the company has discontinued development of the service and will no longer be allowing new free sign-ups. However, existing GME project will be available for use through January 29, 2016 [Read more…]
This via the Google Developers Youtube… Coder and activist Jennifer Pahlka believes that apps, built quickly and cheaply, are a powerful new way to connect citizens to their governments. Google’s Steph Hannon chats about the future of Code for America and how to get involved.
Women Techmakers presents Jennifer Pahlka interviewed by Steph Hannon
Route 85 is coming to the Google Developers Youtube Channel – is working on a series of videos for iOS developers. Bet you never would have thought this would come out of the GooglePlex!
Google has this week announced that Google Coordinate will now be included with every Maps Engine Pro subscription ($5/user/month). Recall, Google Maps Coordinate, is the mobile and web app that lets teams assign jobs and share their locations with each other in real-time. Now Maps Coordinate will be much more accessible to businesses and individuals through better pricing, easier sign up and support for any Google account (you no longer have to be just an Google Apps customer).
Last fall Google introduced Maps Engine Pro as a new tool to give businesses and individual users an easy-to-use tool for collaborative map creation. With the combination of Maps Engine Pro and Coordinate, we’re excited to upgrade our customers’ ability to communicate, organize and make decisions with location-based insights.
Indeed there’s been loads of Esri related news to share this week, however, Google has also been making some noise. This week, via the Google earth blog, the company has shared how they are launching Google Maps for Business imagery. This service is offering businesses the chance to purchase and use Google Earth imagery for the first time. From Google… “This gives organizations access to high-resolution aerial imagery covering the continental U.S. And this will help customers like government agencies get the imagery they need without collecting their own aerial photography.” – Read more on this here.
Yes indeed it’s I/O day and you can catch it live here or on youtube... enjoy!