Google Maps for Mobile launched in the UK!
(YouTube Video Link)
Museum of London: Map My London:
The Museum of London has created a very unique and thoughtful Google Maps mashup that allows you to "Map your London Moments". Here is a description from the membership confirmation email: "..Map My London will allow you to browse the memories of others or get mapping your own London. London as you remember it! The site is provided by the Museum of London and aims to collect Londoners' memories, experiences and associations of the city. You can tell your story in text, images, sound files or video clips." You can add and browse the memories by these categories: Love/Loss, Fate/Coincidence, Beauty/Horror, Joy/Struggle and Friendship/Solitude. This is a great way for a museum website to facilitate the collection of personal accounts. I can envision generations of people visiting the museum's website in the future browsing these memories and wondering what it must have been like to live in the time that we are in today. [Via PastThinking.com] Related: History Mashups
BMW's 1Off: Mapped reviews for UK cities:
To promote the new 1 Series BMW has created a Google Maps powered site for a young urban audience to explore bite-sized, handpicked reviews of experiences in UK cities (London, Manchester, Newcastle, Birmingham, Cardiff and Glasgow). "1Off" is a slick, glossy site which includes celebrity interviews and podcasts, local reviews of little-known gems, and community forums. Nice integration of Google Maps throughout, including direct links to http://maps.google.co.uk for directions and map printing. Google Maps integration also lets users get a bird’s eye view of their city’s treasures, as well as find their nearest BMW dealer (of course) to take the 1 Series out for a spin! (This site was created by Airlock with PR agency Slice and Emap).
New UK Real Estate Mashups (More here):
HeatMap: Sold House Prices in England:
Very cool real estate mapping tool that lets you search house price sales by post code. Map toggles include display options for properties (zoooooom in!), heat mapping (red is pricey!), comparisons and agents plotted to the map.
More UK House Price HeatMaps:
Also see the New homes hot spots map where the most new properties have been built in the last seven years are plotted.
London Commercial Office Space Mashup:
Easy search tool to find office space by numbered region throughout the city of London. Postcode searching is also available.
Extate.com applies cool use of Google Maps:
Check out this cool expanding and collapsing Google Map viewing by clicking the "Map" link. Viewing all properties by map is also available (See top right). Nice implementation!
More new UK Google Maps mashups:
- Recent post: BBC History Google Maps Mashup: Abolition of British Slavery
- Live bus positioning on a Google Map - For the following locations: Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex. A neat local transit mapping application.
- Regional Traffic Update - Covers all regions within the UK showing current traffic incidents, filling stations, garages etc..
- Trivop Video Guide for London Hotels - Choose London to view hotels on a map.
- Beatles History Map - "The Long and Winding Road Map" lets you explore UK Beatles history on a Google Map.
- London Clubbing Map - A map app from MyClubbing.net
- ParkAtMyHouse Google Map - Nice Google maps integration from ParkAtMyHouse.com [via]