Monday, August 22, 2005

4 new Google Maps mashups!

Germany's Spiegel Online news site gets mashed up - Here is a nice mashup of a very popular German news portal, Spiegel Online. The mashup reads the RSS feed from, then an automated script checks the title of each newsitem for geographic names. If there is a match, then it is pegged to a Google Map! This mashup is exactly the kind of concept I was referring to in my open letter to the media to start using Google Maps!

Podcasters on Google Maps - Here's a great way to browse for podcasts by region. has given you the ability to plot their listings onto a Google Map! (Choose Browse Podcasts -> on a Google Map) [via]

Getting wireless WiGLE-Y on Google Maps - WiGLE stands for Wireless Geographic Logging Engine and this mashup allows you to plot WiGLE data on Google Maps. WiGLE is a web site that consolidates location and information of wireless networks world-wide to a central database. In case you happen to be looking for wireless networks in the neighborhood of the White House in the USA, this map centers itself on that location. :) [via]

Mapping Sex Offenders in Texas - The creator of the above WiGLE Gmaps mashup has also created a sex offender map for the state of Texas, USA.
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