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    The Power of Location Data: How to Retrieve and Use it

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    More than a pin drop icon on a page, location data is often used by businesses to enhance their website or app functionality. Location data can also be helpful in hackathon projects and location technology used by governments and social enterprises.

    How do you set up maps onto your website, and how can you get the maximum benefits from location data?

    At our workshop,Β The Power of Location Data: How to Retrieve and Use it,Β we’ll explore:

    • How to add maps onto a website using HERE maps API for Javascript
    • How to develop a web application enabling delivery services
    • Routing, geofencing, and other useful location skills

    What you will need:

    • A laptop

    To save time when you arrive, sign up for a free HERE developer account beforehand at

    There isΒ no coding experience required!Β Anyone can come along and work with digital maps.

    Facilitator Details

    Shona Chisholm is the Community Engagement Lead, HERE Technologies. Working in the spatial industry for over 18 years, from satellite imagery to maps, Shona's career has always been about utilising the power of location data and sharing that passion with others. She loves how almost any other industry can benefit from location data and earth observation - agriculture, environmental, engineering, mining, finance - you name it!


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