Is Google Maps the perfect online PDF viewer?

As part of getting our stand ready for JavaOne (stand 5111 next to the IText team) we have been putting together some interesting demonstrations. Leon thought it would be interesting to put a PDF in Google Maps (using PDF to Image conversion from our Java PDF library) and use that as a PDF viewer. Click here to see an example in Google Maps….

PDF in Google Maps

Although designed as a Map viewer, Google Maps actually works nicely as a PDF viewer. It works well on Android and IPhone. It is fast and easy to use – maybe we might look at adding in Text selection next…

If you are interested in anything PDF related, we hope you will drop by our stand (5111) at JavaOne, which starts on Sunday next week (30th September 2012). We will be covering all aspects of viewing, printing, and conversion to image, SVG and HTML5. And we are next to the stand for IText (5113) which excels at PDF editing and creation so all aspects of PDF are covered.

JavaOne takes place in the San Francisco Hilton which you can see here (courtesy of Google Maps).

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Mark Stephens

System Architect and Lead Developer at IDRSolutions
Mark Stephens has been working with Java and PDF since 1999 and has diversified into HTML5, SVG and JavaFX. He also enjoys speaking at conferences and has been a Speaker at user groups, Business of Software, Seybold and JavaOne conferences. He has a very dry sense of humor and an MA in Medieval History for which he has not yet found a practical use.
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About Mark Stephens

Mark Stephens has been working with Java and PDF since 1999 and has diversified into HTML5, SVG and JavaFX.

He also enjoys speaking at conferences and has been a Speaker at user groups, Business of Software, Seybold and JavaOne conferences. He has a very dry sense of humor and an MA in Medieval History for which he has not yet found a practical use.

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