Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Google Maps Guide to New York Transit Strike

As New Yorkers scurry to find a way to get around in lieu of the transit strike, here is the essential guide to Google Maps mashups that will help you get around and brave the elements:

Updated (Dec.22/05):
New York Times: Reader's Stories on Google Maps
onNYTurf NY Subway Map informs of Dec. 22 protest

New York Times: A Google Maps Guide to Commuting - As part of their coverage of the Transit talks, the New York Times has integrated a Google Maps mashup into their site. It displays transit alternatives for each area of the city with extensive text explanation.

New York Traffic Cameras
- Alkemis Local provides a map of traffic cameras, A9 Blockviews and other local information. The Traffic cameras are of particular assistance during the strike.

Yahoo! New York City Traffic + Google Maps - Head over to this Google Maps mashup, enter New York City, then see all current traffic events and incidents. Data is pulled from Yahoo! Traffic.

Gas Prices in New York City - Punch up New York, New York and find out the present gas prices for New York City, or record the price if you know it to make this mashup even more useful for fellow New Yorkers that find themselves driving during the strike.

Other Resources:

RoadSummit.com - New York City area traffic
ZipCar Rentals - New York City
Google Ride Finder - New York City
WeatherBonk.com - New York City (includes live cams)

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