Sean Askay

Sean Askay
Developer Support Engineer, Google Earth Outreach, Google, Inc.


Sean Askay is a Developer Support Engineer on the Google Earth Outreach team, which aims to help non-profit organizations use mapping technology to further their missions.

Sean specializes in the innovative use of KML to create compelling content and has been a central force behind Google Earth’s Global Awareness layers. He is the creator of which maps 5500+ Iraq/Afghanistan solider casualties and hometowns. Sean also created the Apollo 11 tour for Moon in Google Earth, which was a groundbreaking using of the KML touring language.

Sean also develops and delivers training for Google’s mapping tools, including the 2008 trip to the Amazon and a 2009 trip to Africa working with indigenous and local communities on the use of mapping and internet technologies. Sean has a background in biology and environmental science and has worked on everything from visualization of wireless sensor networks to the study of ethnobotany and traditional agriculture in the South Pacific.


Location Development Yerba Buena Salon 4-6
Peter Birch (Google), Brendan Kenny (Google), Sean Askay (Google, Inc.), Julien Mercay (Google)
This session will give attendees a chance to learn the latest about geo-browsing with Google Earth, directly from the experts on the Google Earth team. With the growing importance of both the web and mobile in geo content, we’ll show you how to take advantage of all the features of Earth across desktop, mobile, and the web. Read more.
  • Esri
  • AT&T Interactive
  • Google
  • Nokia, Location & Commerce
  • Facebook
  • Bing
  • Control Group
  • Localeze
  • MyCityWay
  • Socrata
  • Urban Airship
  • MapQuest

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