Monday, September 12, 2005

Google Maps Mania - A Spanish View

- A Spanish View

Luistxo is our new correspondent covering all the great new Google Maps integrations and websites that are appearing in the Spanish language web world. Here is his latest instalment..

Two notes from Spain, courtesy of Luistxo from Tagzania.

First real-state mash-up in Spain - Vivirama

It's very much like the much famous Housingmaps, which takes data from US cities listed at Craigslist. In this case, Vivirama lists classifieds ads for Barcelona from Loquo. The maps have no street plans, obviously. Loquo is the Spanish Craigslist, created by Cuban web-entrepreneur Ubaldo Huerta, and was acquired by eBay (which also has a stake in Craigslist) some months ago for its Kijiji network of city-classified sites. Loquo features other cities in Spain and other countries, but we don't know if the creator of Vivirama, Xabi Caballé, has geocoders for cities other than Barcelona... we'll see how this evolves.


Spanish Google Maps satellite views

The other one, a collection of satellite views detected thru Google Maps. In the line of Google Sightseeing, with the very same white blog layout, Desde Arriba (from above) is a blog listing mainly Spanish vistas that the author thinks worth commenting.
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