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Mexican Crime on Google Maps

Category: Google Maps | Oct 6, 2011


Infomap is a Google Map of user reported incidents in Oaxaca, Mexico. Users of the map can report incidents of crime, traffic accidents and delays, fires or any other incidents they wish to share.

Incidents are reported by users via a short form. As well as appearing on the map the incidents can be shared through social networks like Facebook and Twitter. The map can be queried by type of incident and by date.

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From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/g2t9OfjljCA/mexican-crime-on-google-maps.html

Play Gran Turismo with Google Maps

Category: Google Maps | Oct 5, 2011

Gran Turismo 5 has used Google Maps Street View to create an interactive banner ad for the game.

The banner ad lets users navigate around three of the race tracks that feature in the game using Google Maps Street View.

To drive the car in the banner ad game use the arrow keys on your keyboard and the mouse. Click on the numbers above the steering world to navigate to each of the three featured tracks.

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From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/hFZr4iykrq8/play-gran-turismo-with-google-maps.html

Finnish Restaurants on Google Maps

Category: Google Maps | Oct 5, 2011


Eat.fi is a comprehensive Google Maps based guide to restaurants in the biggest towns and cities in Finland.

It is possible to filter the restaurants shown on the map by type of restaurant, number of stars, cost of meals and by keyword (e.g. ‘steak’, fish’ etc). Restaurants that are currently open are shown on the map by a green map marker.

If you mouse-over a restaurant’s marker you can view quick ratings of the food, experience and value. The information window also reveals the type of food served and whether the restaurant is currently open. If you click on the marker you will be taken to full user reviews and ratings.

Eat.fi is available in Finnish, Swedish and English.

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From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/3Zx_jjPGww4/finnish-restaurants-on-google-maps.html

A Time-Line Library for Google Maps

Category: Google Maps | Oct 5, 2011


Time-Map is a Javascript library for Google Maps that adds a fully functioning time-line to a Google Map.

The time-line element includes three different time sliders that allows the user to change the year, month or day. As the user drags the time-line the markers are automatically updated on the map.

The same developer has also provided a number of frameworks for creating custom information windows, styled maps, draggable driving directions and custom map markers. You can see examples and download the libraries here.

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From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/5kqLzLvZBp4/time-line-library-for-google-maps.html

Win a Nissan Versa with Google Maps

Category: Google Maps | Oct 4, 2011


Here is another great marketing campaign that uses Google Maps to effectively grab the interest of users and at the same promote a product. Nissan’s My Versa Road Trip lets users share their favorite road-trips and have a chance to win a Nissan Versa or daily iTune gift card prizes.

To enter the competition you need to share your favorite car trip, by plotting the journey on a Google Map and selecting your choice of soundtrack. You can then view your road-trip animated on Google Maps, with Street View tours of all the points you entered on the trip with the chosen sound-track blasting away through your speakers.

As well as adding your own great road-trips you can browse the road-trips created by others. The animated tours, created with the Google Maps for Flash API, with Street View highlights and accompanying highlights are very impressive.

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From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/LnXx3PgmiYg/win-nissan-versa-with-google-maps.html

Google Maps = Cheapest Gas

Category: Google Maps | Oct 4, 2011


If you are heading out on a long car journey then the two real essentials you need are the directions and a tank full of gas. FuelMyRoute.com can provide you with the driving directions and show you the cheapest places to get gas on your route.

FuelMyRoute.com uses Google Maps to provide you with driving directions for a trip and integrates the cheapest places to get fuel both in your map and in the directions. All the displayed gas prices are within one mile of the quickest route.

FuelMyRoute.com has a continuously running search engine that gathers gas price data from user-reported gas price websites. On average, FuelMyRoute.com’s gas price search engine retrieves over 50,000 gas prices every day.

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From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/QfntHiqAoT0/google-maps-cheapest-gas.html

Google Maps – Your Vacation Photo Album

Category: Google Maps | Oct 4, 2011


Travelogic is an experimental website by Gabe Morton-Cook. Gabe says the project “is intended to bring together three of my passions: Travel, Photography and Interactive Design/Development”.

The application plots Gabe’s travels on a styled Google Map. If you click on any of the map markers for a trip you can view a selection of beautiful photographs taken at that location and Gabe’s blog post about the journey.

The map includes forward and back buttons to help the user navigate through each journey and also includes a handy time-line below the map.

Via: TNW

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From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/3zWnT6RTuy0/google-maps-your-vacation-photo-album.html

Sharing My Location with Google Maps

Category: Google Maps | Oct 4, 2011

Fresh from adding the new ‘Helicopter View’ to Google Maps driving directions Google has now added a ‘My Location’ feature. The ‘My Location’ feature saves you time by automatically adding your location to the starting point field in driving directions.

To share your location with Google Maps you just need to press the grey circle above the yellow pegman figure and below the circular pan control.

Via: Google Latlong

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From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/bXWiN18tzcs/sharing-my-location-with-google-maps.html

The Google Map of Your Twitter Followers

Category: Google Maps | Oct 3, 2011


Have you ever wondered where your Twitter followers live? Wonder no more – let TweepsMap provide you with the answer.

There are a number of applications that use Google Maps to show you the locations of your Twitter followers. TweetsMaps however can show you the percentage of users you have in different countries. It even allows you to drill down and see how many followers you have in each state and in each city.

TweetsMap also allows you to view the data in list form and in a pie chart.

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From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/F01paZ0hwQk/google-map-of-your-twitter-followers.html

The Google+ Users Google Map

Category: Google Maps | Oct 3, 2011


Mapsplus is a Google Map of many of the most influential Google+ users.

The map is populated with some of the most followed users of Google+ and anyone can add their own location and a link to their Google+ page to the map. If you click on any of the Google+ users map markers you can view their profile picture and links to their Google+, Twitter and Facebook pages.

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From: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GoogleMapsMania/~3/HqZqh6ZPpYo/google-users-google-map.html