Friday, April 13, 2012

Fab Friday: Context is Everything

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It’s been a few weeks since I wrote a Fab Friday post, so I thought I’d do a round-up of some of what’s happened around here the past few weeks and what’s going on in the next few weeks.

Last week was O’Reilly’s Where Conference, a big event for the geospatial industry. Formerly called Where 2.0, this year they dropped the 2.0 moniker, so O’Reilly was just Where it’s at. OK, enough of the bad puns. Google had a big presence there, as you can see from the line-up of Google sessions, we delivered a lot of content. We’ll release some of the slides and demos in the near future, nothing to announce on that front yet. But take a look at the Mercedes-Benz we had in the booth!

Next week, Brendan Kenny and Josh Livni are going to be at EcoHack in NYC to help hack away on great projects that are helping the planet. In particular, they’ll be helping out anyone wanting to use Google Maps in their projects.

I’ll be at WhereCamp EU April 28th and 29th in Amsterdam. I haven’t been to Amsterdam since I was 13, which was a loooong time ago. So I’m looking forward to it. If you’re anywhere near Amsterdam, check out the conference, it should be a lot of fun.

Now on to context. I stumbled on this fun little open source library for adding context menus to a Google Maps API application. Here’s a sample of what that looks like: