Google Maps API adds Heat Maps and New Symbols

(Photo from Google Maps Mania)

Google Maps API recently unveiled new data visualization forms for their maps, including heat maps, animated symbols and animated lines. These add a whole new level of analytical ability to google maps that have been dominated by more difficult to develop JavaScript map applications.

Check out the Google Geo Developers Blog for some interesting examples: http://googlegeodevelopers.blogspot.ca/2012/06/powerful-data-visualization-with.html

Also check out Google Maps Mania for the animation going along with the picture above: http://googlemapsmania.blogspot.ca/2012/06/its-time-for-google-maps.html?spref=tw

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