Beautiful Vectors: Emerging Geospatial technologies in the browser

Mano Marks (Google, Inc. ), Chris Broadfoot (Google)

Beautiful, useful and scalable techniques for analysing and displaying spatial information are key to unlocking important trends in geospatial and geotemporal data. Recent developments in HTML 5 enable rendering of complex visualisations within the browser, facilitating fast, dynamic user interfaces built around web maps. Client-side visualization allows developers to forgo expensive server-side tasks to render visualisations. These new interfaces have enabled a new class of application, empowering any user to explore large, enterprise-scale spatial data without requiring specialised geographic information technology software. This session will examine existing enterprise-scale, server-side visualization technologies and demonstrate how cutting edge technologies can supplement and replace them while enable additional capabilities.

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Mano Marks

Google, Inc.

Mano joined Google’s Geo API team in 2006. He helps people all over the world develop and deploy their content in KML and Google Maps, working with large companies, small startups, and international aid organizations. Before coming to Google, Mano had an eclectic career that involved getting a Masters in History, a Masters in Information Management and Systems, and working as a data manager in social service and public benefit organizations for over a decade.

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Chris Broadfoot

Google

Chris is a Developer Programs Engineer on the Geo Developer Relations team. He is currently focused on the Maps JavaScript API, helping developers build compelling applications. Prior to Google, he worked as a developer at Atlassian, CSC and Coca-Cola Amatil.

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