Mapping Video Games

I personally find virtual worlds mapping an interesting niche in the mapping world.  Most world builders have no real training in any sort of geographic principles, so I find it facinating how they link various geographic regions together in world.  Here’s an interesting site that shows maps for vintage video games (and a couple of not so vintage ones too!)  I’m hoping we get to do a podcast in the future on virtual world mapping.

Mappy – Road Guide

Mappy is a European page that has quite a few interesting features that aren’t really available in its ‘states-side’ counterparts.  It does offer up the expected high-res imagery for a few larger cities and vector graphics for most everywhere in Europe, but it also has an interesting feature they call MappyMe (MappyMoi if you watch the French demo).  MappyMe allows you to maintain an address book that you can then use to create maps and routes, maintain a collection of routes, and send email invitations to friends in your address book that include directions from their address.  Head over to check out these and other features at Mappy.
Mappy – Road Guide