Wednesday, February 15, 2006

3 new Google Maps Mashups for Ottawa and Toronto!

= Cool Canadian Mashups!

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) Google Map - Onshi over at 69Stations (which appears to be a TTC-related blog) has picked up the Google Maps API and carved out a Google Map for the Toronto subway system. Info-windows show an image of the schedule card for that station (hours of operation, first/last train and frequency). This card can be clicked on to enlarge since it's a bit hard to make out in the bubble. Hopefully more work will be done to improve this map. I'd love it if a Toronto version of Alkemis Local (NYC) could be cloned since much of the same types of online info is available for Toronto (and other Canadian cities for that matter!)

Ottawa Gas Prices Google Map - Gas Prices In the Google Maps gas price mashup scene showing folks in Canada's national capital city where they can find the cheapest gas. Give this map a chance to load the many Esso, Petro Canada, Shell (and more) icons that show you locations of stations and the number of times it has had a price update. The map relates with the price table located here. I would suggest that this site makes the map the central starting point and code the pins in such a way that the visitor can visibly see at a glance where the cheapest stations are located. This will make it a full featured Google Maps mashup.

New Ottawa Housing Google Map - Sticking within the City of Ottawa, here is a new real estate map that lets people search for homes for sale. Typical map search filters apply here: Area of town, price range, Open House, new listing or sold properties. [via]

More collections of Canadian Google Maps: [1] [2] [3] [4]

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