Another great week, another great Friday.

First in news from yesterday, the first imagery from the latest NASA LDCM satellite, known as Landsat 8, started coming in. I’m really excited since I got to watch the launch. I can’t wait for the imagery to start showing up in Google Earth and Maps.

This week, we have another great Google Maps Shortcut video and some code from Chris Broadfoot, Kick-start Google Maps Android API v2 Development. Chris walks you through how to quickly get started with developing an app using the Google Maps Android API.

And his hellomap code can be found on github

Next week, we have Paul Saxman and Josh Livni presenting the latest Google Maps Garage, Raster Data For Your Mobile Maps.

A few weeks ago, I told you about Luke Mahe’s Mercator Puzzle. Well, Vasile Cotovanu has ported it for Swiss cantons puzzle. And he has posted his code on github.

Nice work Vasile!

I hope you have a great weekend. See you next week!

Posted by Mano Marks, Maps Developer Relations Team