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World of Warcraft Online Google Map

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I blogged this way back in January when it first came out. It’s a World of Warcaft Online Map using the Google Maps API. They’ve added a bunch of functionality to the map, with layers you can turn on and off. It includes both “photography” as well as point layers (like where treasure is located) […]

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One Really Big Game

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We don’t normally post computer game information here, but this one is noteworthy, I think. You play the part of a secret agent who runs around a geographic area doing missions. The noteworthy part is that the map is 390 square miles! In gaming perspective, the largest single player game made thus far is only […]

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Biodiesel Station in Ohio

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Oberlin, Ohio to be exact. A little west of Cleveland. Full Circle Fuels is a quaint little station from the 1950’s that has converted itself into an alternative fuels spectacular. They currently or are about to stock all sorts of biodiesel and ethanol/diesel mixes for your converted supper SUV. Don’t have one of those, you […]

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Kickin’ it Old School!

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Anyone remember ASCII art? What happens when you combine it with Google Maps? ASCII Maps! It’s a pretty impressive what people with too much time on their hands are capable of doing. Be warned, ironically enough, the site loads kinda slow.

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Where’s Tim?

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Tim lives in Lawerence, Kansas. He likes to travel. For instance, last tuesday, Tim traveled 103.25 miles to Prairie Village Kansas. How do I know this? Because Tim uploads his GPS location every 15 minutes and posts it on his Google Map! You can download the data into Google Earth and watch where Tim goes […]

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Follow the money!

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This is a nice mashup for the politically minded out there. You input your zipcode and it spits back a map showing political contrabutions to either of the two major parties during the 2004 Presidential election. It’s rather interesting to see how much was garnered by each party in your area. We warned, it looks […]

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Sometimes you have to look at the ACTUAL road

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The Times online has a rather amusing article on the dangers of relying on our technology too much. Apparently quite a few drivers have ignored road signs and conditions in favor of their navigation systems and they’re ending up in a river! On the bright side, it has boosted the local economy in the form […]

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Get your spidey tracer!

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Think Geek has a pretty cool device for all you spy fans out there (and a for those that aren’t). Use the portable GPS USB Tracker to track your pay throughout the day! Or, if you’re of the nefarious bent, plant it on someone else and see where they’ve been. When you get the device […]

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Imagery For The Nation

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Keith at the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority sent me an email (woohoo! I promise not to complain about it anymore!) about the National States Geographic Information Council’s “Imagery For The Nation (PDF)” initiative. The idea is to consolidate all the various ortho-imagery initiatives in the Federal government into one big batch. Then imagery can […]