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After a one week hiatus, Fab Friday is back, and let me tell you, I missed you. To celebrate, I brought you something...two more videos!

Last week, Paul Saxman and I did a roundup of recent Google Maps API announcements, including the release of the Google Maps Time Zones API and the inclusion of traffic information in driving directions. Here’s the video:

This week, Paul teamed up with Brendan Kenny for a Maps Developer Live event: Visualizing Data with the Google Maps API: A Journey of 245k Points. They looked at a really interesting data set of digitized ships logs from the 18th and 19th centuries. The results, entirely rendered in the browser, are beautiful and useful.

Check out the video:

Speaking of videos, here’s our our official playlist of Google Maps Developers Live events:

Posted by Mano Marks, Maps Developer Relations Team