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Put yourself on the Map with Google Maps API, DB2/Informix, and PHP on Linux (M01)

Topic: 2007 NA

Subtopic: Informix



DATE: 2007-5-7 (09:50 AM - 10:50 AM)
SPEAKERS: Martin Lurie (IBM), Aron Lurie (Newton South High School)

We will present and demo how to display DB2 and Informix data with the Google Maps API. This is published on developer works: http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/db2/library/techarticle/dm-0602lurie/ If you do a google query for: google maps api php this article is ranked in the top 5 out of over 30 million hits. "The recent explosion of information has spawned many new technologies that help digest all these gigabytes. Most humans do best with graphical representations when trying to absorb lots of information. Geographic data, in this case from the US Census, can be visualized using Google Maps, instead of traditional geographical information systems (GIS). Why use this article when there are over 69 million hits for the search words "google maps"? This article focuses on using PHP, Informix, DB2, and Linux. "

EXP. LEVEL: Intermediate,Advanced

OBJECTIVES:

Understand google maps and the api to combine your data on a map

Architecture review of how to do a "mash-up", a combination of your data on a map

Live demo of an example mash-up

How to get started using your own data

Where to download resources to try this yourself



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