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The Fantasy World ‘Tyria’ on Google Maps

Category: Google Maps | Aug 13, 2012


I have completed one more task in my never ending quest to see every MMORPG game world displayed with the Google Maps API. The Guild Wars 2 Interactive Map is a map of the fantasy world of Tyria used in Guild Wars 2.

Using the map it is possible to find dungeons, waypoints and other important locations used in the game. The map also includes an editing tool so that users can add and submit their own knowledge of locations used in the game to the map.

The drop-down menus at the top of the map allow users to add points of interest to the map in a number of categories. When users have finished adding their knowledge to the map they simply need to click the ‘send for approval’ button.

This Guild Wars 2 WvW Map is a Google Map of the world of Tyria used in the massively multiplayer online role-playing game.

The map follows a now familiar pattern for on-line game maps, allowing
the user to view important locations in the game using the Google Maps
controls. The map allows users to view the locations of Towers, Keeps,
Supply Camps, Spawns, Castles and Orbs.

One nice new feature introduced by the Guild Wars 2 WvW Map is the
ability to add weapons to the map. When you add a siege equipment to the
map the range of the weapon is also displayed which should greatly help
players in planning their campaigns. 


From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/cHSoC3fFvtQ/the-fantasy-world-tyria-on-google-maps.html

Arrange a Baseball Game with Google Maps

Category: Google Maps | Aug 13, 2012



Team Locator is a Google Maps based application that helps baseball teams find competitive games and / or scrimmages.

Teams can use the application to add themselves to the map and to arrange games with other teams, either locally or further afield. Users can filter the map by age and by distance to find the best match. The application also includes a Tournament Locator that can help teams find upcoming tournaments. 


From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/jkKVDaZdNhE/arrange-baseball-game-with-google-maps.html

View and Edit GPS Tracks with Google Maps

Category: Google Maps | Aug 13, 2012



TrackProfiler is an on-line GPS editor which uses Google Maps to display recorded tracks and to plan new routes.

Using TrackProfiler users can manipulate (split, join, delete) tracks and segments of tracks directly from the map. Multiple tracks can be joined into one and tracks can be edited point by point. TrackProfiler includes tools to add waypoints and images to GPS tracks and to automatically fix lat/lng or elevation errors.

TrackProfiler also allows users to create their own routes and download them as a GPX file.


From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/wSq9tmaq8RI/view-and-edit-gps-tracks-with-google.html

The Google Maps of the Week

Category: Google Maps | Aug 12, 2012



British Airways’ Perfect Days is a Facebook application that travellers can use to create their perfect day.

Using the application users can add locations, pictures and descriptions
to a Google Map and share their Perfect Day with friends and family via
Facebook. The app has been available for a while on Facebook but it is
now also available as an iPhone app.

The new Perfect Days iPhone app allows users to keep a record of all the
places they’ve visited and all the things they did there directly from
their phone. The app also includes recommendations of places to visit
in many cities around the world.

Ocearch are tracking the position of a number of sharks off the coast of South Africa. The Global Shark Tracker
allows anyone to observe the navigational
pattern of the tracked sharks.The sharks have been tagged with satellite
tracking technology for the purpose of shark conservation and their
movements can be followed on this Google Maps based tracker.

Currently 34 sharks are being tracked in total and you can follow them
all with the tracker. The tracker includes a number of useful filters
which allow the user to search for individual sharks by name or to view
the trails of just male or female sharks or of mature or immature
sharks.


From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/oo1AzyO4hUU/the-google-maps-of-week_12.html

Real-Time Instagram Olympics Map

Category: Google Maps | Aug 11, 2012


It’s a gloriously sunny day here in London as we enter the last two days of the 2012 Olympics. If you want to share in the excitement of this fine London weekend then check out London 2012 Lens.

This real-time Google Map animates through the latest photographs posted to Instagram in and around the Olympic venues in London. The map should be full of some nice photos over the next two days, particularly during tomorrow’s marathon and closing ceremony.

If you like the map and want to create something similar you can even check out the code on github.

Hat-tip: Street View Funny


From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/s_zi3SVqQgM/real-time-instagram-olympics-map.html

Find a Hacker Space with Google Maps

Category: Google Maps | Aug 10, 2012



Hackerspaces has created a Google Map, called a List of Hacker Spaces, that shows the locations of public spaces where hackers meet and work on projects. The site defines hacker spaces as “community-operated physical places, where people can meet and work on their projects”.

The map itself is very basic. If you want to find a hacker space near you then you’ll have to zoom the map into your location to find your nearest space. However the markers do provide links that allow you to click-through to your local hacker space’s own website. Which is basically all you really need.

The list is user-maintained and anyone can add a hacker space to the Hackerspaces’ list.


From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/5UMpgsoUeW0/find-hacker-space-with-google-maps.html

Tracking Sharks with Google Maps

Category: Google Maps | Aug 10, 2012

Ocearch are tracking the position of a number of sharks off the coast of South Africa. The Global Shark Tracker allows anyone to observe the navigational
pattern of the tracked sharks.The sharks have been tagged with satellite tracking technology for the purpose of shark conservation and their movements can be followed on this Google Maps based tracker.

Currently 34 sharks are being tracked in total and you can follow them all with the tracker. The tracker includes a number of useful filters which allows the user to search for individual sharks by name or to view the trails of just male or female sharks or of mature or immature sharks.


From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/m9HHKIbTDOM/tracking-sharks-with-google-maps.html

Welcome to Greenland on Google Maps

Category: Google Maps | Aug 9, 2012

The Official Tourism Site of Greenland has used Google Maps and image overlays to produce a very attractive map of the country.

On first looking at Greenland -Towns and Regions it is very hard to tell that the site actually uses the Google Maps API. The use of image overlays and what looks like a semi-transparent blue filter gives the map a truly unique, and attractive, design. It is only the appearance of the copyright messages at the bottom of the map that reveal that this is in fact a Google Map.

The panning and zoom controls have been disabled on the map to keep users focused on Greenland and on the interactive areas of the map. A number of map markers provide links to towns and regions featured on the website. If you click through to go to a town or region’s section of the website you can view a more traditional Google Map of the area, including markers highlighting local points of interest.


From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/dPlIx2KFx24/wlecome-to-greenland-on-google-maps.html

Famous Writers’ Homes on Google Maps

Category: Google Maps | Aug 9, 2012



Flavorwire have created a Tour of Famous Authors’ Homes, looking at the satellite and Street View images of where some famous writers have lived. The tour takes in the residences of ten literary greats, including Hemingway, Kerouac and Shakespeare.

If you like the tour you might also like Flavorwire’s Tour of Old Hollywood Film Locations in The Artist. This tour looks at locations used in the film, again using Google Maps satellite images and Street Views.


From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/Qg2g1tYvIjE/famous-writers-homes-on-google-maps.html

Using Street View to Identify Cities

Category: Google Maps | Aug 9, 2012

What Makes Paris Look Like Paris? is an interesting summary of research carried out using Google Maps Street View to automatically find visual elements in images, e.g. windows, balconies, and street signs, that are most distinctive for a certain geo-spatial area, for example the city of Paris.

Make sure you check out the Additional Materials section near the end of the summary and, if you wnat to test your familiarity with Paris, Take the Paris-NonParis test!. This test presents 100 random Street View images and you have to guess which ones come from Paris.


From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/61PZ1a8dR9Q/using-street-view-to-identify-cities.html