US: Google Maps has unveiled a new maps layer for developers so that they can better integrate their data with images in Google Maps. The innovative DynamicMapsEngineLayer gives developers the abilities to perform client-side rendering of vector data, allowing developers to dynamically restyle the vector layer in response to user interactions like hover and click, according to Jen Kovnats, product manager for the Google Maps API. The new maps layer makes it easier for developers to visualise and interact with data hosted in Google Maps Engine.
“Organisations around the world use Google Maps Engine to host their geospatial data: ecological records used in the fight against habitat destruction, census income and age distributions, and up-to-date store locations and hours,” said Kovnats. “Much of this data is available for public consumption.”
Source: E Week