• Google Maps: Pokémon Challenge
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    Google Maps: Pokémon Challenge

    ANNOUNCEMENT FROM GOOGLE At Google, we seek to hire the most exceptional people. Today, we’re announcing a new job role and challenge Pokémon Master ROLE Pokémon Masters are the world’s greatest digital explorers, and their passion for exploring will take our maps to the next dimension. Its always been important to us to have the most qualified employees at Google. Now, using the technology created by the Google Maps team, We’ve prepared the most rigorous test known to man to find the world’s best Pokémon Master. Google Maps Pokémon Challenge Applicants must explore all types of terrain with Google Maps on their iPhone or Android to find each and every…

  • DATA GEMS: What is a Census Tract? Making Sense of Census Geography
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    DATA GEMS: What is a Census Tract? Making Sense of Census Geography

    [MUSIC] Hello, my name is David Kraiker. We often get a lot of questions about Census Tracts. So today I’m going to explain to you a little bit about the Census Tracts, how we use them, how they change. So just follow me and you’ll better understand. The Census Tract is something that was developed back in 1910, actually. It started in cities around the country. I’m just drawing some streets here. A river here. More streets, like that, more roads. And the Census Tract is an area that was developed by Census Bureau around 1910 in New York City at the urging of the Federation of Churches. It was…

  • DATA GEMS: How to Access Voting and Registration Statistics
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    DATA GEMS: How to Access Voting and Registration Statistics

    [Music] Hi, my name is Nesreen Khashan. For tips and tricks on how to access new Census Bureau data, today I’ll show you how to get to Census Bureau voting hot reports. The voting hot report comes from the Current Population Survey. The Current Population Survey collects data on voting, and voter registration, in November of even-numbered years, and has done so since 1964. It provides information about voting and registration by many characteristics, including age, sex, race, and education. To access the Voting Hot Report, start by typing “voting hot report” in the main search box on the Census Bureau homepage. In the search results, choose Voting Hot Report.…

  • Google I/O 2011: Managing and visualizing your geospatial data with Fusion Tables
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    Google I/O 2011: Managing and visualizing your geospatial data with Fusion Tables

    KATHRYN HURLEY: Hey everyone. Welcome to I/O. I’m so excited to be here. I hope you are too. My name’s Kathryn Hurley. I’m a developer programs engineer at Google. Specifically, I work on Fusion Tables. And I’m here today along with James McGill, an engineer on the Maps API team, and Simon Rogers, from the UK Guardian data blog. And today we’re going to be talking to you about to how to use Fusion Tables to manage and visualize geospatial data. So this is the agenda for the talk. I’m going to give you an introduction to Fusion Tables. Then I’ll run through a quick demo of how to use…

  • Google Cloud Next ’19: Day 2 Product Innovation Keynote
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    Google Cloud Next ’19: Day 2 Product Innovation Keynote

    >>Welcome back to an amazing day two of Google Cloud Next. Wasn’t yesterday awesome? [Applause] Today we have a really packed agenda, and we’re going to try and top yesterday with great, great new announcements in lots of product areas. Yesterday we talked about our vision as Google for cloud computing, to give you global scale distributed infrastructure, a digital transformation platform, and industry specific solutions that facilitate digital transformation. Today we have a packed show. Going to start off talking about some new things we’re doing in infrastructure and security, talk about data management, smart analytics, advances in AI and Machine Learning, what we’re doing in collaboration, and industry…

  • Google I/O 2012 – Building a Business Around the Places API
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    Google I/O 2012 – Building a Business Around the Places API

    ANDRES: Good afternoon, and welcome to our session– Building a Business around the Google Places API. My name is Andres, and I am with the Google Maps developer relations team. MARCELO: And I’m Marcelo with the Places API team. ANDRES: So our session today is broken up into two parts. In the first part, we’re going to do a conceptual overview. We’re going to quickly walk through the features of the Places API, and then we’re also going to talk about the vision that we have for how developers can build a business around the Places API. And in the second part of the session, we’re actually going to talk…