Google Maps API Developer

- Only 3 Days

The Google Maps API lets you embed Google Maps in your own web pages with JavaScript. The API provides a number of utilities for manipulating maps (just like on the http://maps.google.com web page) and adding content to the map through a variety of services, allowing you to create robust maps applications on your website.

Students will learn how to make maps with clickable markers, apply good CSS and JavaScript coding practices, also how to use multiple geocoding web services to translate physical addresses into latitudes and longitudes, and utilise location data in their application.

This Google Maps API training course will cover topics related to scalability, including marker clustering and on-the-fly image rendering techniques to display thousands of points on the map.

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Advanced topics include: building your own info windows and tooltips, creating your own map tiles, and utilising publicly available census data to populate your own geocoding database.

Our Google Maps API Developer Training Course:

  • Allows you to achieve your certifications in a fraction of the time of 'traditional training' while delivering industry-leading exam passing percentages
  • Helps students grasp complex technical concepts more easily by identifying and catering to individual student learning styles through a mixed visual, auditory and kinaesthetic-tactual delivery system
  • Enhances retention by employing accelerated learning techniques focused on committing information to long-term memory

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Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be Google Maps certified in just 3 days. With us, you’ll be Google Maps trained in record time
  2. Our Google Maps course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass Google Maps first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn Google Maps faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying Google Maps with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 72,589 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study Firebrand's courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a Certification Guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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You will cover the following content in the Google Maps API Developer Course:

Introduction and overview

  • Understanding maps
  • Importance and history of Latitude and Longitude
  • Satelitte imagery
  • The importance of applying maps in modern applications
  • How it all works

Overview of new services

  • Difference between Google API V2 and V3, and understanding the emerging mobile technology market

Getting started

  • How to create a simple static map through Latitude and Longitude co-ordinates
  • Understanding output
  • JSON and XML
  • Understanding KML
  • Working with JSON and XML
  • Understanding Ajax
  • Adding Points
  • Adding Polygons and polylines
  • Polyline Geodesic
  • Polyline Encoding
  • Polygon and Tile Overlays
  • Map Polygon Simple
  • Ground Overlay Layers
  • Tile Detector
  • Positioning
  • Event driven Maps
  • Adding Control
  • Adding drag and drop
  • Adding graphics
  • Custom Overlays
  • Exporting via KML

Javascript tools

  • Specifying a New Location
  • Separating Code from Content
  • Cleaning Up
  • Basic User Interaction
  • Using Map Control Widgets
  • Creating Markers
  • Detecting Marker Clicks
  • Opening the Info Window
  • A List of Points
  • Using Arrays and Objects
  • Iterating
  • Implimenting a simple SQL database and server to store data
  • Interacting with and storing data on the Server
  • Interacting with Google Documents. Storing and creating data

Adding Interactivity

  • Creating the Map and Marking Points
  • Listening to User Events
  • Asking for More Information with an Info Window
  • Creating an Info Window on the Map
  • Embedding a Form into the Info Window
  • Avoiding an Ambiguous State
  • Controlling the Info Window Size
  • Implementing Ajax

Using Google's Ajax Object

  • Parsing the JSON Structure
  • Parsing XML structure
  • Retrieving Markers from the Server
  • Adding Some Flair
  • Geocoding Addresses
  • Geocoding Extraction
  • Geocoding Reverse
  • Geocoding Cache
  • GeoXML RSS
  • GeoXML KML

Adding Traffic Overlay

  • Creating a route finder
  • Directions Advanced
  • Streetview Interaction
  • Creating a Streetview Object
  • The Streetview Layer
  • Streetview Data

Creating a model with geocoding functionality

  • Building a Store Location Map

Manipulating Third-Party Data

  • Third-Party data
  • Introduction to YQL
  • Using YQL to extract data

Improving the User Interface

  • CSS: A Touch of Style
  • Maximizing Your Map
  • Adding Hovering Toolbars
  • Creating Collapsible Side Panels
  • Scripted Style
  • Switching Up the Body Classes
  • Resizing with the Power of JavaScript
  • Populating the Side Panel
  • Getting Side Panel Feedback
  • Data Point Filtering
  • RJS and Draggable Toolbars
  • RJS Templates and Partials
  • Draggable Toolbars
  • Optimizing and Scaling for Large Data Sets

Understanding the Limitations

  • Streamlining Server-Client Communications
  • Optimizing Server-Side Processing
  • Server-Side Boundary Method
  • Server-Side Common-Point Method
  • Server-Side Clustering
  • Custom Detail Overlay Method
  • Custom Tile Method
  • Optimizing the Client-Side User Experience

Advanced Tips and Tricks

  • Debugging Maps
  • Interacting with the Map from the API
  • Helping You Find Your Place
  • Force Triggering Events with GEvent
  • Creating Your Own Events
  • Creating Map Objects with GOverlay
  • Choosing the Pane for the Overlay
  • Creating a Quick Tool Tip Overlay
  • Creating Custom Controls
  • Creating the Control Object
  • Creating the Container
  • Positioning the Container
  • Using the Control
  • Adding Tabs to Info Windows
  • Creating a Tabbed Info Window
  • Gathering Info Window Information and Changing Tabs
  • Creating a Custom Info Window
  • Creating the Overlay Object and Containers
  • Drawing a LittleInfoWindow
  • Implementing Your Own Map Type, Tiles, and Projection
  • GMapType: Gluing It Together
  • GProjection: Locating Where Things Are
  • GTileLayer: Viewing Images
  • The Blue Marble Map: Putting It All Together

Multiple Waypoints

  • Yahoo! Maps Building Block APIs
  • Sample Data from Government Sources
  • Sources of Raw GIS Data

Building a Geocoding Service

  • Geo Location
  • Understanding how Geo location works
  • The importance of geo location with mobile phone technology and wireless networks
  • How to geo locate a device. The geo location class
  • Introduction to Google gears and Google latitude
  • Detecting a mobile device
  • Displaying maps and data on mobile devices

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Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

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For the Google Maps API Developer course students should be familiar with basic HTML and CSS, and have some programming experience.

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