Tuesday, June 26, 2007

10 great new Google Maps mashups from Canada!

Toronto: TTC + Pubs + Parking:

AllTorontoPubs is a Google Maps mashup that plots the locations of 470+ pubs, bars and clubs in the Toronto area, as well as TTC stops and Green P Parking lots nearby. Great for a tourist to the city or for folks looking to meet up with friends near a subway stop for a pint!

Toronto: Taxi Fare Finder - Mike DeGraw-Bertsch has extended his Google Maps Taxi Fare Finder tool to Toronto! Simply enter your start and end address (or select popular hotspots) and an approximate taxi fare is calculated for you. Based on a friend yesterday who took a cab from the airport to a downtown location the calculation was pretty close!

Canada: CBC News Google Map of Canadian casualties around Kandahar, Afghanistan - This Google Map created by the CBC plots the locations of bombings and other attacks that have killed Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan. John Bowman from the CBC writes: "..The locations are approximate, based on the information given to us by the Dept. of National Defence and from media reports. For example, the latest casualty occurred "about 40 km north of Kandahar" as the soldier's convoy was driving to a base in Khakrez, according to the DND news release. So, using Google Earth and various online mapping tools, I found a point on the road to Khakrez about 40 km away of Kandahar. For security reasons, DND won't give any more detailed information, so it's the best we can do."

Toronto: Live Toronto Traffic Map - Toronto.com has implemented a nice live traffic map for the city. Choose an area and Collisions, Construction, Closures, Delays and Incidents are mapped for you.

Waterloo Region: Construction Congestion Map - Hats off to TheRecord.com for making use of Google Maps to help folks in Waterloo Region avoid traffic this summer! Click the worker icons to get a closeup street map and details of the construction.

Toronto: Doors Open Toronto - Here is a mashup created by The Toronto Star to showcase those historic locations in Toronto that participated in "Doors Open", an open house for historic buildings. Each point on the map features a great overview of that structure. [via]

Vancouver: EatVancouver Google My Map - An excellent Google My Map which marries food reviews with Google Maps! Check out the Eat Vancouver Blog to see where the posts originate!

Vancouver: 2010 Winter Olympics Venue Map
Vancouver: Map of 14 Key Hotels

Canada: House Proud - Use this Google Maps tool to document your home our neighborhood so upgrades are done in the right style of the home. Read this to learn more.

Hamilton: Over a Hundred Places of Interest

Ted Nye has created a Google My Maps mashup that combines two KMLs directly from MyMaps. It covers "Over a Hundred Places of Interest" in the great city of Hamilton, Ontario. View main city highlights, Schools, Stores and even import the URL of your own Google My Map to overlay onto the map.

StartupNorth.ca gives MyHood some love..

Click on the Canada label below for more recent Google Maps mashups from Canada!
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