A Google Maps map is the perfect fit for an international TV show like The Amazing Race (airing right now in North America). It features global locations and drives interest to view those locations after the show. A few folks have started establishing Amazing Race 9 Google Maps mashups to let people to just this, while keeping current with the show as it progresses. Check these out:
Chasing Racers on Jaunted.com - Jaunted.com ("The Travel Guide in Real-Time") features an Amazing Race 9 mashup that has lots to explore. It features satellite maps of the starting point for the racers, links to places that they visit and captions from the show posted on Flickr. Here is more from this Jaunted blog post: "This map will update every week in the days after the show. Send along tips, rumors, gossip, locations and spoilers to our map editors, become a member and comment on the stories below, and add to the Jaunted-Flickr photo pool to get in on the fray. Enjoy."
Amazing Race 9 on JoeMap.com - The folks at JoeMap.com have set up an Amazing Race 9 map with satellite plots of every place on the show. So far they have the exact locations pinned for: Starting Point For Amazing Race 9, Denver International Airport, Campo De Marte Airport, Estadio Do Pacaembu, Guarulhos International, Airport, Hotel Unique and Viaduto Santa Efigenia (all locations from episode 1). This map will continue to update and allow you to further explore all the locations the racers pass through! JoeMap has also set up a photo album of all the contestants on the show that can be found here.
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