Google Maps Course Outline Public

Google Maps Training Agenda 2 Day Course

Number of Attendees: 13-15

Day 1: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Introduction to everything. Lots of examples and explanations of what each API is good for.

Partners introduce themselves and what they've done so far (15-20 minutes)

Sales Models (1 hour):

  • Google (pricing, licensing, headcount, areas of success, partner opportunities)
  • Partners (model, areas of success, Google opportunities)
  • Joint Engagement model, support, etc.

General introduction to Google Geo (30 minutes):

  • Google Earth
  • Google Maps
    • My Maps
    • StreetView
    • Traffic
    • Directions (+ transit)
    • KML
    • More Layers
    • Mapplets

Google Geo for Developers: (5.5 hours)

  • API Overview

  • Brainstorm Lunch
    • Partners bring ideas for future codprojects, discuss best way to implement

  • Generally Applicable Concepts: (2 hours)
    • KML (45min-1hr)
    • Geo sitemaps + search (20 minutes):
    • Tiling system (30 minutes):
    • JSON/JSONP
    • UI + UX Tips (30 minutes)
  • APIs: (3 hours)
    • Google Maps Javascript API (30 minutes):
    • Google Maps Flash API (30 minutes)
    • Google Maps Static API (30 minutes)
    • Mapplets API (30 minutes)
    • Google Earth Javascript API (30 minutes)


Day 2:  8:30am-4pm
Practice the concepts, learn how to use documentation
  • Solutions Roundtable (1 hour)
    • Partners bring slides, demos, screenshots
    • Come prepared with ideas!
  • Using documentation + resources (30 minutes): http://code.google.com/apis/maps/
    • Class reference
    • Developer guide
    • Demo gallery
    • Articles
    • Forum
    • Issue Tracker
    • Blog
  • Codelab:

    Brainstorm Lunch:
    • Partners bring ideas for future projects, discuss best way to implement
  • Codelabs:
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