Building on the concepts learned in our Introduction to Programming the Google Maps API course, this course covers advanced concepts and techniques for the Maps API. We are going to cover a lot of ground in this course starting with the Google Maps Utility classes. Utility classes are special purposes objects including MarkerManager for managing large numbers of markers efficiently. MarkerClusterer also helps manage large concentrations of markers by aggregating neighboring markers into a single marker typically labeled with the number of markers represented by the symbol. One of the more important and interesting topics in this class is the creation of your own custom data layers that can be draped on top of Google Maps. You’ll also learn how to use the Geometry library to calculate the distance between features or the area of a polygon. We’ll also cover the Directions Service which can be used to obtain both textual and map directions between two points of interest. Next, the StreetView Service will be explored in details. You’ll learn how to add this amazing feature to your application. Finally, we’ll cover development for mobile devices.
- Google Maps Utility Classes
- Creating Custom Layers
- Geometry Library
- Directions Service
- StreetView Service
- Development for Mobile Devices
16 GISP Credit Hours
Course Formats and Pricing
Our self-paced classes are delivered through our online training platform. You will be emailed instructions for creating a login and activating your course. All lectures are pre-recorded so you can progress through the course at your own pace. The same applies to the exercise. The course does not have an expiration date.
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