Monday, October 15, 2007

Google Maps Mania links for 2007-10-15 gets an update:

I posted about Shaded Relief Map of The World when Jon Parker of Spain launched it back in January/07. This viewing tool creates a relief map layer visually showing elevation of places on Google Maps. Jon is back with updates to his great viewing tool. They include a help screen when you first arrive at the site and the addition of data from Tom Patterson's Natural Earth. Jon points out that it's "not the same sort of resolution as the shaded relief but it shows land use as opposed to hypsometric tints". New tools were also added that help you measure elevation, distance and area (+ a way to select the units of measurement).

Google Maps tool for runners: - I last mentioned in November 2005 and since then this site has really increased in popularity and the number of features that are available. Here is an example route of a 10K race I ran in yesterday here in Waterloo. Enter your own location to view or add routes or use training tools built into the site. If you prefer to ride instead of run, check out instead! Two other great alternatives to these sites include and :) Mapping worldwide volunteer experiences - From the site: "..A collection of experiences and reviews from volunteers and workers. It is also a forum for organizations and companies to post about currently available opportunities."

Mail, Google Maps come to hacked iPod touch (MacNN)
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