Creating with Google Maps in Google Cloud Platform

GDG Cloud Twin Cities
Wed, Apr 20, 2022, 6:00 PM (CDT)

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About this event

Google Maps is widely used and respected due to the comprehensive and very accurate data it makes accessible.  As a developer you can utilize geographical data in Google Maps using various Google Maps APIs.  This event is all about learning by using Maps APIs with two hands-on labs where we visualize taxi drop off location data and create a nearby business search. 

At this event you will get to practice working with both the Google Maps API and the Google Maps Platform APIs, hands-on. 

This week's hands-on labs:

Use Google Maps API to Visualize BigQuery Geospatial Data

In this lab you will use the Google Maps Platform to visualize taxi drop off locations in 2016 from journeys that started from the block around the Empire State building. The data is stored in a Google BigQuery public dataset.

Build a Nearby Business Search Service with Google Maps Platform

In this lab you’ll build a location-based web app using Google Maps Platform APIs to perform nearby searches based around the user.

You'll work through Google Cloud labs to get hands-on experience and when you complete each whole quest, you earn a badge for your LinkedIn!

With the help of great volunteers, Jeff Williams (Google Tech Lead - UC Berkeley) and Elaine Chan (CS - Western Michigan University) lead the group through weekly events using Qwiklabs to help you learn more about Cloud Computing and running your projects on Google servers in the cloud.

Invite a friend who could benefit, and we'll be happy to help them also get access to and to help them get started

Don't miss out on the fun on Wednesdays as we learn cloud computing skills, one week at a time, with a goal of helping you level up!

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  • Jeff Williams

    Jeff Williams

    UC Berkeley

    Google Tech Lead

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  • Elaine Chan

    Elaine Chan

    Western Michigan University

    Google Cloud Enthusiast, Computer Science Major

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