Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Google creates "Summer of Green" using Google Maps

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The Google Maps Team has teamed up with The Earth Day Network to create a Google Maps mashup aimed at pointing tourists in the US toward "environmentally friendly activities, attractions and amenities." Dubbed "Summer of Green", the site features audio and video tours of 5 US cities, creating a local map for each. The info-windows for each attraction appear to be mashing up video clips from Google Video and display, upon clicking, in a way I haven't yet seen in any Google Maps mashup. The site incorporates Google Maps' directions feature and also a way to search Maps for other locations. According to Elinor Mills in the C|Net article linked below, Google is planning to announce the site today. Update: Google Blog Post: Map your way to greener travel

Check out more information about this mashup:
C|Net News (By Elinor Mills): Google's first mashup goes green
OnNYTurf Blog: A Googly Green Summer
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