Author PhotoHi and welcome to the first Fab Friday of the new year! I had a wonderful vacation and now I’m raring to go!

First up, we have a couple of recent Google Maps Garage videos. Last week, Brendan Kenny and Paul Saxman did Mapmaking Excellence with Chrome DevTools where they shared their techniques for using the DevTools to save time and sanity.

And this week, Paul and I did Pushing the Pin Beyond the Limit where we discussed various Google Maps API Utility Libraries for managing and extending Markers.

Finally, a note that Brendan Kenny and I will be presenting Mapping Hidden Stories at Strata in February, and if you’re attending, we hope to see you there. And of course, we'll provide an overview of what we present during one of the subsequent installments of Google Maps Garage.