Maps/Geo

You will have 30 minutes from when your challenge is announced to submit your answers for Round I, using the form at the right. Please note that this 1-page form will not be accessible until the contest is officially open. Be prepared to submit the following in the 30 minutes that you are allotted and keep a close eye on the countdown:
  • You will need to accept the Terms & Conditions as outlined in the Contest Rules, in addition to submitting your full name, email address and answers for the Quickfire Challenge. A preview of the form appears at the right.
  • The 200 highest scoring individuals will be selected to proceed to Round II. Scores will be based upon number of correct answers and speed of entry.
Welcome to Round I of the Google Maps/Geo challenge. Starting from now, you will have until 4:30 P.M. PDT to complete the following questions. All of these questions have a single right answer.

Accept the Terms & Conditions to the Contest Rules and submit your answers at one of mirrored forms below.

Use the form that corresponds with your last name:
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  1. What is the latitude and longitude of the Moscone Center at  747 Howard St San Francisco, CA 94103 as returned by the Maps API geocoder?
    (37.7833365,-122.4026377)
  2. What is the elevation at 37.4216227, -122.0840263 (hint: use the elevation service)?
    4.1554971 meters
  3. "A Fusion Table with id 54321 contains the following columns:
    name, type = STRING
    age, type = NUMBER
    location, type = LOCATION

    with the following data:
    Bob, 32, “Palo Alto, CA”
    Steve, 45, “Sunnyvale, CA”
    Alyssa, 33, “San Jose, CA”

    Construct a query to return the name and age of all rows within a 5 mile radius from the lat,long coordinates 37.1, -122. "
    SELECT name, age FROM 54321 WHERE ST_INTERSECTS(location, CIRCLE(LATLNG(37.1, -122), 8046.72))
  4. I need to find out the address at 33° 52′ 1″ S, 151° 11′ 45″ E. What is the full URL you would need to issue to the The Google Maps Geocoding Web Service to get the answer?
    http://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/geocode/json?latlng=-33.86694,151.19583&sensor=false

Round II

Walking Tours of San Francisco
Build a mobile web app to record and recommend walking tours around the sights of San Francisco for I/O attendees who have never been to the city before

Extra points for incorporating:
  • Street View
  • Showing the elevation profiles for each walk
  • Implementing a Styled Map
  • Using fusion tables
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