Review of the Day at Wembley Stadium 17/09/2008 The new turf getting laid down for the next event England v Kazakhstan (thanks the friendly security guard for letting me go turf side to take this pic.)
Meeting some of the real developers people for Google Maps API but not all. Some wanting more details of what is coming - like the reverse geocoder and new geocoder response (creates a bounding box set of coordinates so zoom levels can be applied). But Google rarely give away what is likely to be coming out.
Seemed a little less busy than last years event maybe due to having more space.
Some items like 'clouds' and 'dojo' completely over my head for some of it. Like the Google Apps potential for saleability - 4 users or 400,000 users hosted and load balancing handled by Google.
(jump to 2.25 minutes in the video to view the maps)
Good Food, Good Location, Good Company made a nice day out.
Google have announced the full line up for the day
Here are the 'Mapping' related sessions
Mashing up Google Data APIs
This session will provide a quick overview of Google Data APIs and demonstrate some ways to use them in mashups with other APIs like Maps, App Engine and more. Expect to see code in a variety of languages.
A Deeper Look at Google App Engine
Google App Engine allows you to build and run applications on the same highly scalable web infrastructure that Google uses to run it own applications. This allows you to build an application once, and then never have to worry about how many people are using it, how many machines you're using, or how you're going to handle all the traffic. This talk will introduce you to the basic features of Google App Engine, and walk you through building a quick, interactive application.
Some of the topics we will cover are:
App Engine's Datastore
Authentication using Google accounts
The web framework
Our image manipulation API
App Engine best practices
This session is intended for intermediate developers who are new to Google App Engine.
Prerequisites: If you want to follow along with setting up an application, then you should have a laptop with Python 2.5 and the App Engine Development Server installed and an App Engine account. Python knowledge is helpful but not required.
What's New in Geo
This session will cover recent developments in Google Maps and Google Earth, including the Earth browser plugin and new ways to share and leverage geographic data.
Gears for mobile and the new Geolocation API
Prerequisites: You should have reviewed the Gears APIs on code.google.com/apis/gears and in particular, have familiarised yourself with the Geolocation API.
Note:It is recommended you have a laptop with the 'Prerequisites' installed.