Posts Tagged ‘sdk’

JOB: Developer Evangelist at CloudMade (SF Bay)

Monday, February 16th, 2009

[Editor’s note: If you’re in the market for a mapping GIScience programmer, developers relations type job in the San Francisco Bay area, check out this job listing via LinkedIn posting. They just released some mapping APIs that are worth checking out. This position would promote the APIs and refine them. Thanks Kirstin!]

Location: Menlo Park, California (San Francisco Bay Area)
URL: http://cloudmade.com
Type: Full-time
Experience: Mid-Senior level
Functions: Product Management, Business Development, Marketing
Posted: February 16, 2009

Job Description
Do you have what it takes to build a passionate developer community from the ground up? Does your life revolve around technology? Do you have a passion for mapping and location technologies? If you have big
ideas along with the courage and dedication to follow them through, we’d like to talk to you. We’re hiring a Developer Evangelist who will join us in building a community of developers who will create the next
generation of mapping tools and services.

The position requires enthusiasm, dedication and a genuine desire to change the world for ever. In return we offer a competitive salary, an environment in which you will grow professionally – and the chance to be part of something really big.

The Developer Evangelist will be responsible for promoting and evangelizing CloudMade’s platform – which includes a range of APIs, libraries and SDKs. You will be joining an early stage start-up and will be working for the head of Product Management. As the position grows and as you develop you will play an important role in expanding our Developer Outreach program working both 1:1 with key developers, 1:Few with key influential individuals and 1:Many with the whole community of developers.

Skills

  • Build a strong and fast growing developer community around CloudMade’s platform
  • Establish processes for the CloudMade developer outreach program, setting targets for recruiting developers, developing, tracking and refining outreach activities
  • Evangelizing CloudMade’s tools to developer communities in the US and EU.
  • Engaging with target groups of developers in multiple locations, discovering their “needs and wants” and communicating their requests to CloudMade Product Management
  • Working with the CloudMade team to create outreach material that clearly communicates the opportunities and advantages of our tools
  • Actively seeking opportunities to engage with a wide range of developers – from small companies to start-ups to medium sized and large operations
  • Developing sample applications and code that demonstrate the depth and breadth of the CloudMade platform
  • Tirelessly promoting and evangelizing CloudMade’s mission to create a world class location based application development platform


Company Description

CloudMade is a fast paced start-up that is changing the way people use maps and location. Our tools allow developers to build powerful location based applications on top of a rich, crowd-sourced global mapping database. We launched our first sets of tools and APIs in February 2009 and now we’re looking for passionate, committed people to evangelize CloudMade’s message into developer communities around
the world.

Additional Information

Applicants with recommendations are preferred.
Referrals through network preferred.

Continue to LinkedIn posting . . .

Using Google Maps to Visualize ArcGIS Data & Services (Google Geo Dev. Blog)

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

[Editor's note: This blog joint blog post from ESRI and Google has examples on how to integrate the new 9.4 features with Google Maps Mashups. This includes all the power of GIS geo-processing leveraged into the Mashup environment. I hope this trend continues with the promised release of a Flash/Flex API for ArcGIS.]

Reprinted from Google Geo Developers Blog. Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Hi, I’m Sterling Quinn and I work on the development team for server-based GIS technologies at ESRI in Redlands, California. We’re happy to report that ESRI software users can now expose their GIS in Google Maps through the recently-released ArcGIS JavaScript Extension for the Google Maps API. The extension is built on the Google Maps API and is designed to communicate with ArcGIS Server, ESRI’s product for serving GIS functionality on the Web.

The ArcGIS JavaScript Extension for the Google Maps API allows you to maintain the user-friendly front end of Google Maps while tapping into an advanced GIS on the back end. You can use the extension to display your own maps on top of Google’s, query features in your database and display them on the map, or expose tasks that run GIS analysis models on the server. You can display your results using the Google Maps API’s native graphics engine and info windows.

To learn how to use the ArcGIS JavaScript Extension for the Google Maps API, use the online SDK, which contains basic concepts, an API reference, and examples of how to create custom maps and Mapplets. The examples contain detailed descriptions on how to do things like adding an ArcGIS Server map type button,displaying query results as KML, or running a task on the server to return a route and elevation profile.

Following are some quick links to example Mapplets built with the ArcGIS JavaScript Extension for the Google Maps API. For those of you who don’t know, Mapplets are mini applications that you can add to Google Maps in the “My Maps” tab and are nifty because a user can enable multiple Mapplets at a time.

Cached Map ServiceDisplays an ArcGIS tiled map service over the Google base map.

Census Block QueryRetrieves US Census data from an ArcGIS map service at a point you click and displays it in a series of charts created with the Google Chart API.

Message in a BottleUses an ArcGIS geoprocessing service to tell you where a bottle would drift if you dropped it in the ocean.

Service Area AnalysisUses an ArcGIS geoprocessing service to display drive time polygons from a point you click.

Using Google Maps in Flash Without Flex (Ideaography)

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Republished from Ideaography.  July 19th, 2008

I was excited at first when I heard the news that google had released an googlemaps api for flash/flex, but found out it was a little misleading since the flash sdk is only supported through flex. Problem for me is,  all of my projects as purely flash based without the need of the flex framework.

After and hour or so of searching, I finally found a version through the “google maps api for flash” google groups at http://groups.google.com/group/google-maps-api-for-flash/files (grab the latest file, at the moment its 1.5) that can be used in the flash development environment.

Before it can be used, you need to copy it to the “Adobe Flash CS3 – en – Configuration – Components” directory under the flash cs3 folder on your hard drive. [Editor's note: You must have at least version CS3 to use this component.]

To use it, open the components panel in flash and drag the googlemaps component to the library and not the stage. From there, just import the classes and methods you need as outlined in the google maps  documentation. http://code.google.com/apis/maps/documentation/flash/reference.html

Also remember in order to get it working, you need to Sign up for a Google Maps API Key and replace the apiKey variable in the example below.

Google maps example in flash – Here’s a very simple example of how to embed googlemaps using the method above.