Google Qualified Developer for Google Maps API

by | Dec 29, 2009

GeoSpatial Training Services recently earned the distinction of “Qualified Developer for the Google Maps API”.  Currently there are fewer than 50 developers worldwide to have earned this distinction.

The Google Qualified Developer Program was designed to recognize Google API and developer tool experts, and to provide those in need of development support with a directory of trusted references. Candidates are subjected to a rigorous evaluation process.  In additioni to passing an exam, candidates must show examples of their development work, evidence of community participation, and references who can vouch for their professionalism.

Achieving and maintaining qualification consists of requiring a minimum point level in four areas including professional references, active development projects, community participation, and a qualification exam.

Google currently provides Qualified Developer Programs for Google Maps, KML, Gadgets Ads, and AJAX Search API.



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Eric Pimpler
Eric is the founder and owner of GeoSpatial Training Services ( and has over 25 years of experience implementing and teaching GIS solutions using ESRI, Google Earth/Maps, Open Source technology. Currently Eric focuses on ArcGIS scripting with Python, and the development of custom ArcGIS Server web and mobile applications using JavaScript. Eric is the author of Programming ArcGIS with Python Cookbook - 1st and 2nd Edition, Building Web and Mobile ArcGIS Server Applications with JavaScript, Spatial Analytics with ArcGIS, and ArcGIS Blueprints. Eric has a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from Texas A&M University and a Master's of Applied Geography degree with a concentration in GIS from Texas State University.

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