Headed to Google I/O

Google I/OOn Wednesday and Thursday this week hordes of developers who use Google’s products will invade the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Google is hosting an even bigger developer conference than last year when it was held at the San Jose Convention Center. The new event is called Google I/O (see official site), and for the first time Google is charging developers to attend (the Moscone Center is probably pretty expensive to rent).
This year I’m expecting to see a lot of geo-related sessions tied to the recent announcements of new APIs for Google Maps including the Google Geo Search API, the Google Maps API for Flash, geo sitemaps, etc. I also expect there will be tutorials on using KML for Google Earth. Google also recently updated the new libkml tool to version 0.2. I’m also hoping for at least one or two announcements of new capabilities for developers working with Google Earth. More on that soon I hope!
If you’re going to Google I/O this week, make sure to look me up. You’re likely to find me in any session having to do with Google Earth or KML. Or, send me an E-mail to let me know where you’d like to meet. See you there!

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. Did you really just say that Google had to charge developers because the Moscone Center is so expensive to rent???? :))
    Should we start a charity?

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