Mapping in the Cloud workshop

New Developments in Application Programmer Interfaces

Friday, April 15 | 9:00 am to 12:30 pm | Hardin Hall Rm 141

guest UNO cartographers Dr. Michael Peterson, Dr. Rex Cammack, and UNL Geography PhD student Paul Hunt

Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are function libraries that support a system of cloud-based map distribution. Many mapping APIs have been written for the user-driven web. While the Google Maps API remains by far the most commonly used, a variety of other APIs have been introduced. The ease of mapping with APIs has resulted in different maps, many showing information that has never been mapped before.

This workshop examines the variety of mapping APIs and alternatives for data input. Files types to be examined include KML, FusionTables, GeoJSON, and TopoJSON. The workshop will also show how to map data from a MySQL database using a server-side scripting language called PHP. During the workshop, participants will create their own free cloud-based website to implement the examples.


Limited Seating. reservations to by March 31

2016 Lavin Memorial event | sponsored by the School of Natural Resources