Hello, geospatial open source fans – Google Open Source is here!
What is Google Open Source?
Google Open Source is a new resource that provides code repository from Google dedicated to open source community. This contains Google’s programs, organizations they support, and a comprehensive list of open source projects they’ve released.
At this point of time, there are around 2000+ open source projects that are available from opensource.google.com along with Google’s internal open source documentation, an official blog and information on its outreach activities and affiliations.
Location & Maps Project available on Google Open Source
21 projects are currently listed under the Locations & Maps category in Google Open Source. (As on 30 March 2017).
Right from Google Maps utilities, to Google Maps for Android programs, to sites developed for specific purposes, here is a list of the projects:
Handy extensions to the Google Maps Android API
Cartographer is a system that provides real-time simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) in 2D and 3D across multiple platforms and sensor configurations
CCTZ is a C++ library for translating between absolute and civil times using the rules of a time zone
A website that showed the polling places and election results of the Australian Election, 2016
Go client library for Google Maps API Web Services
Samples demonstrating how to use Google Maps Android API v2
Utility library for Google Maps SDK for iOS
This sample demonstrates some advanced usage of the Roads API on Android
Applications for tracking moving assets on a live map
Samples in various languages that demonstrate how to sign URLs for the Maps API Web Services
Java client library for Google Maps API Web Services
Run panoramic applications to create an immersive experience
A 360° media viewer for the modern web
Node.js client library for Google Maps API Web Services
A proxy for Google Places API that adds API key to requests
Python client library for Google Maps API Web Services
Sample code for use with the Google Maps SDK for iOS and Google Places API for iOS
Data Visualization of Global Trade of Small Arms & Ammunition
Android app for searching and browsing Snazzy Maps
WebGL Globe is a platform for visualizing latitude longitude based information using WebGL