First Australia, then Korea, now the Dutch. However, for the first time I see someone has mentioned the USGS’s National Map. While the National Map focuses on the US and does not have the smooth interface that AJAX offers yet…it does offer better overall imagery throughout the US.
This is a service that uses the Google Map API (as usual) that allows you to look for restaurants by zip code. Once you are zoomed into your chosen zip code restaraunts are grouped by street so that if you zoom in again you will see the location of the restaraunts themselves. Now if they would add a randomizer they could help people decide where to eat
This time South Korea has concerns regarding Google Earth’s information. For some reason they are complaining to the US government…I am not sure what they think the government will do.
While I haven’t actually downloaded and installed it looks darn cool. Again tied to my obsession with non-terrestrial Geography.
Although this is is still an early beta, this site has some interesting techniques I haven’t seen other places. It’s also a pretty innovative use of spatial technology… plus…. it’s online golf…. who doesn’t like online golf?
This is an interesting use of Google Maps that emulates many different products including ESRI’s Tracking Analyst extension.
From Digg, this is a video and code sample to show how to add Google Maps to your own website. I haven’t actually watched the video, but sounds useful.
Here is an article about the NYPD’s new Real Time Crime Center, a technology nerve center that “gives detectives instantaneous information on homicides and shootings citywide, enabling them to identify and respond to emerging crimes.”
MountainTownTrails.com is a website where cyclists can download GPS tracks and maps, mostly for the Rocky Mountains area. Here is a link to the article:
And a link to the MountainTownTrails.com website:
Here is a good short article on the power of mapping mash-ups in branding and marketing by Clickz.com