Thursday, October 26, 2006

Halloween Google Maps Mashups

For those of you in a country which celebrates Halloween, you might find these next maps really "do the mash.. The Gooooooogle mash!" :)

A Halloween Mashup - Halloweenmashup is a fun new site pointed out by John Musser over at The ProgrammableWeb Blog. It Google maps Halloween events for locations around the US. It should be a good way to help you find things to do for the days leading up to October 31st. Below the Google Map Yahoo! News is pulling stories for the search term "Halloween + Party", while a Flickr photo stream shows pictures tagged with the words "Halloween costume" to help you with your last minute costume ideas. (In all, this mashup brings together Google Maps, Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Local, Flickr, Upcoming and HostIP). [via]

Platial Map of New York Halloween Events - Here is a helpful mashup of Halloween related events from around New York City. Catch events like "Halloween the Movie Showing" or the "Dog Costume Contest".. There are tons of events mapped along with all the "gory details".

Check out more Platial Maps tagged with the word "Halloween"

Another popular Halloween-related map on Platial:
Map of Unusual Deaths:

An example: 1981: A 25-year-old Dutch woman studying in Paris, Renée Hartevelt, was killed and eaten by a classmate, Issei Sagawa, when he invited her to dinner for a literary conversation. The killer was declared unfit to stand trial and extradited back to Japan, where he was released from custody within fifteen months.

Other Halloween related sights on Google Maps:

Burg Frankenstein in Germany - (From Sightseeing with Google Maps): "..Mary Shelleys novel 'Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus' is named after this castle. Today it is a very famous place for Americans to celebrate Halloween."

World's Largest Bug gets dressed up - (From The World's Largest Bug gets dressed up for Halloween - If you're in this area, swing by to see it!

Arizona Field Maze - (From "..Each Year around Halloween, Arizona'’s Schnepf Farms carve a maze into their 10-acre corn field and in 2004 they decided to forever immortalize Arizona'’s love for talk show hostess Oprah Winfrey."

More Googly Halloween stuff:

Scary Stories on Google [Via The Google Blog]
Google Earth Halloween Mashup

Do you know of any other Halloween related MASHups? If so - drop in a comment below to let others know about it!

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