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Globe Glider – Try some geo-browsing

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Our reader Ed always sends us great links to cool applications and projects, and Globe Glider is another great find. According to the site, it’s a “geo-browser” with an interface that allows users to search and browse by location. Both a Google Maps and Virtual Earth interface are available (you can also use it in […]

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UK Interactive General Election Map

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We’ve highlighted some of the efforts to utilize web mapping platforms as a tool for organizing and presenting information about the US presidential election, but I just ran across a unique interactive web map for the UK’s current political makeup and what that would mean for the next General Election, put together for the Telegraph […]

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YouTube and Google Maps bring you Super Tuesday Channel

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Google has already been plotting US presidential primary results on Google Maps and Google Earth, but in preparation for “Super Tuesday,” YouTube has a Super Tuesday channel that features a Google Maps interface that allows users to upload their own comments and multimedia related to the upcoming primaries. In addition, there are also videos from […]

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Platial and Frappr Map Awards

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You have a week to vote on your favorite Platial or Frappr Map for the 2007 Map Awards. The winner will get to go to Where 2.0 in Burlingame in May this year. Definitely a great idea. Now I have to figure out who I am going to vote fore before January 15th. Check out […]

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Google, Facebook join DataPortability workgroup

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DataPortability announced today that Google, Facebook, and Plaxo have joined the DataPortability Workgroup on creating open standards for social networking data. DataPortability’s mission is ” To put all existing technologies and initiatives in context to create a reference design for end-to-end Data Portability. To promote that design to the developer, vendor and end-user community.” In […]

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MapEcos – mapping US industrial pollution

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Students and faculty at 3 leading US business schools, Duke (Fuqua), Harvard, and Dartmouth, have launched a site called MapEcos, which utilizes the Google Maps-based Mapmundi Mapping Platform interface to map data that are regularly collected on air quality and chemical emissions from more than 20,000 industrial sites in the US. While the map entries […]

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Yahoo Maps on your Chumby

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Fairly old news, but I was just adding some widgets to my Chumby and found that someone has finally made a Yahoo! Maps widget. Since the Chumby runs Flash-based widgets it was to be expected Yahoo! would be the first to show up. I am still hoping that Loki will decide to build a widget […]

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Google Adds Terrain Features to Google Maps

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Google has added a few new features to its Google Maps application (funny how Google Local never really caught on, isn’t it?). One, they’ve added the ability to edit markers, which we mentioned in the past. Two, they’ve added a new “street view” function for some urban areas that’s worth a look see. I checked […]

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Google Maps at the Gas Pump

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Here’s a perfect idea that should have happened long ago. Google is rolling out an interactive application for gas pumps to allow travelers to search maps and print them out at the pump. Want to know where the closest hotel or pizza joint is located while you’re filling up? No problem, the interactive map will […]

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Online Interactive Heat Loss Map

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Working on the notion that showing people is often the best way to influence their behavior, the Haringy Council in the UK is providing an online Interactive Heat Loss Map. The idea is to let residents see their own homes’ heat loss and work on insulating their properties better, but the map also lets everyone […]