Monday, August 21, 2006

UK Google Maps Mashup Roundup Part 3

Old Ordnance Survey Maps - Here is a great Google Maps viewing tool that mashes up a selection of out of copyright Ordnance Survey maps from the 1920's to 1930's with the Google Maps API. The result is a great tool to overlay maps from two eras and adjust transparency to see the changes in the cityscape. This is a great example of paper map cartography meets web 2.0 online mapping and really gives you a nostalgic feeling when fading the old maps to new (and vice versa).

Find UK Tourist Information with Timaps - Timaps (Tourist Information Maps) is a new Google Maps mashup that plots the locations of thousands of visitor attractions including museums, gardens, historic houses, castles, art galleries, cathedrals and theme parks. Each attraction has been categorized and is displayed on the map as colour coded icons. Each map pins includes information about the attraction and links to the official website. You can even save your favourite places and display them on your own custom map! Check out this link for more details..

Bournemouth Tourist Maps - Here is a great local tourist map created by local resident Rob McMahon. His maps can be browsed or searched, and a fullscreen option is available. Detailed profiles are available and users can contribute by adding places and information to existing places. Bournemouth features interesting attractions such as Badbury Rings, an old iron age fort a bit to the north of Bournemouth, along with what appears to be a great beach! Be sure to check out the great on-map interface design as well as the search options. Very well done!

Google Maps for UK tourism and leisure - is a suite of sites dedicated to tourism and leisure in the UK. They have recently integrated the Google Maps API into sites that help you find places to eat, visit and stay. This should help any tourist traveling in the UK. (More info here)

Localbrit makes local searching easy with Google Maps - Localbrit is a new local search based on easy input, easy search and easy results mapped out for you on a Google Map. It features some nice vibrant design and easy to use interface.

UK Recycle Now website features post code search with Google Maps result - Enter your post code or try out SO40 3PJ to see the map in action
Google Map of Cottages in Scotland - An interesting way to drill down and browse property listings

Have you created a mashup of your own or want to get started on one? Be sure to check out details of the BT Exact Mashup Competition running until October 6th. Top prize is £2,500. Read more details on or stop by the official site for more information.

Past roundup posts:

UK Google Maps Mashup Roundup Part 1
UK Google Maps Mashup Roundup Part 2
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