Google Places API Developer Challenge: Cities

Uploaded by GoogleDevelopers on 01.08.2012

>> Have you ever wanted to improve your community? Or help your local government become more
connected? With the power of the Google places API you can.
>> PARSONS: Hi, I'm Ed Parsons, Google Geospatial Technologist. And I'm pleased to announce
the Google Places API developed challenge. We're encouraging developers around the world
to use the power of the Places API combined with municipal data set to create the next
generation of cool and critical applications that will address some of the challenges faced
by our communities. >> We're inviting developers, designer, and
other tech savvy individuals, to enter our Google Places API developer challenge. And
build an app to make something better. >> NATH: For cities like San Francisco, the
Google Places API challenge is a tremendous opportunity to work with talented developers.
Those community assets can be things like shelters, they can be places like where the
nearest post office is or places where there's wreck centers, parks. Using Google Places
API is a great way to really use the power of the web to extend the assets that we have
to our--to our community. >> STERNE: We're always looking for new ways
that developers can use data and integrate with platforms and API such as Google Places
API to help people get more out of New York City. And this could be anything from finding
the location of Green Market and Farmer's Market that are close to where you live, to
being able to enjoy more public art that's throughout the city of this place.
>> COLLINGE: London's greatest data challenge I think still has be around transport. I'm
really looking forward to this next stage in opening up data to those who want to come
in and enjoy it, extract value from it and make London a better place to live as a result
of that. So thank you to Google for doing so.
>> TOLVA: There's so much of our data, the vast majority of it is spatial, it's place
based. What I would love to see is a truly holistic multi-modal, sort of transportation
or how do I get from point A to point B and what are all my options. You know, using the
Google Places API, you could note things like the status of street being clean and so inaccessible.
Something that's real time, that's hyper local to where you are, but is aware of the status
of all the places and spaces that you plan to go.
>> PARSONS: Now that you've heard from some of the cities working with us on the Places
API developer challenge. I hope you feel inspired to use the Places API. Check out the data
sets we linked to from the challenge website and start building the [INDISTINCT] spatial
applications. That will address an interesting digital challenge in an innovative way. Thanks
for your participation, and we can't wait to see you around.
>> Enter now at