Author PhotoIt’s Friday again. Getting ready for the weekend? I know I am. I’m thinking about what mapping project to do over the weekend.

If you’re in the same situation, this video might be helpful. On Wednesday I did another Google Maps Garage. In this one, I walked through some common errors that crop up in Google Maps Apps when loading in JSON objects. I also give out a tip on using Google Earth to gather latitude and longitude for your app.

Regular Fab Friday readers know I am a fan of video game maps. Well, I am also a fan of fantasy maps. And I recently stumbled on this map of the novel Legends of Nuvia: The Soul of Kaesh by Owen Borseth which uses the Google Maps API to show a map of the world of Nuvia.

I like it as a simple example of using a Custom Map Type. In this case, it uses an Image Map Type, and uses tiles created for that purpose.

Posted by Mano Marks, Google Maps Developer Relations team