Monday, March 31, 2008

11 Great New US Google Mashups!

Great Tourism Mashup:

Big Bend is part of the vast Chihuahuan Desert that extends from Central Mexico into Southern New Mexico and is named for the vast curve of the Rio Grande in remote southwest Texas. Tourism site focuses on this area and has just integrated a great new Google Maps/Earth mashup into the site. It mashes up content from the site such as points of interest (photo spots, hiking, lodging, hot springs etc..) and suggested routes with Maps and Earth. In addition it mashes up NWS and Weatherbonk Weather, Panoramio Photos and Wikimapia locations! Very nice!
Seattle Safe Food Finder:

Dave Parsons (creator of RunwayFinder) has created a mashup that takes health inspection information for Seattle restaurants and combines it with Google Maps. Dave also points out that he got the Google Maps API working with the ExtJS Javascript library to provide some UI elements including: "A nice layout with tabbed/collapsible side bars, an auto-complete search box, and a tabbed main window". Check out Dave's blog post that talks more his experience building the mashup, as well as links to the source code.


Looking to catch a Broadway show tonight? Broadway2Day maps shows that are happening today through to the end of '08. Even limit searches to "Limited Engagements" or "Closing This Week". When you've selected show you want to see on the map, check the "Links" tab for quick Google Maps search links for Restaurants, Parking, Hotels, Bars and Banks.
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