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 spiegel.de, 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. PodcastDirectory.com 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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