Google Maps APIs

Online Course

Google Maps APIs

What is the course about?

Google Maps APIs
The course Google Maps APIs is an online class provided by Udacity. The skill level of the course is Intermediate. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.

This course will introduce you to the content available through the Google Maps APIs. You’ll be walked through building a real-estate listings site step-by-step, using a beautifully styled Google map, data visualization, street view panoramas, and various nifty location related features such as calculating distance between locations, getting directions, and viewing places of interest data. You’ll also see other examples of Google Maps APIs in action, and understand how to put your new knowledge into practice by creating your own Project in the Google APIs Console.

Course description
  • Google Maps APIs
  • 2 weeks
  • Using Maps & Location in Web Apps
  • Getting Started with the APIs
  • Understanding API Services
  • Using the APIs in Practice
  • Practice loading the Google Maps JavaScript API and creating a map and styling it.
  • Show markers and infowindows, load and use various libraries, and create street view panoramas.
  • Learn about the Static Maps and Street View imagery APIs.
  • Learn when to use Web Services vs. Services within the JavaScript API.
  • Get addresses from coordinates, calculate the distances, travel times, and directions between multiple locations.
  • Learn to obtain the elevation or time zone of a point, and looking for places of interest around a location.
  • Learn about monitoring your projects API usage, and securing your identifiers.
  • Familiarize with some terms of use and other important details.
  • Check out where to go with questions, how to find information in our documentation.
  • This course recommends, but does not require, prior experience with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript development. If you’re a scrappy developer, or just want to learn about the functionality without development, go ahead and jump in at any level!
  • See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.
  • As a Web Developer, it can be valuable to add location related features and map visualizations into your websites. Google Maps in a site are engaging, familiar, and reliable for your users– and the Google Maps APIs make developing with them easy.

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Google Maps APIs

Course Topic

Computer Science, Programming

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Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)



Degree & Cost

Google Maps APIs

To obtain a verified certificate from Udacity you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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