Sunday, January 29, 2006

Google Maps API + World Of WarCraft = MapWow.com

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MapWow.com is a new web-based mapping site that features a map of the World of WarCraft universe, a popular multi-player online game. The cool part about is that it uses the Google Maps API to create an end user experience that matches Google Maps. You can filter the map to view herb, ore, treasure, and location label viewing but as of the time of this posting, the site notes that increased traffic from Digg (1529 diggs so far!) has forced them to disable these features temporarily (see caption). There is an open call for donations to help them pay their hosting fees so they can re-enable this.

It's great to see Google Maps becoming the defacto standard web-mapping interface for both the real and fantasy world! :)

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