Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Italian Maps Round-Up

360 Tuscany

Tuscany has to be one of the most beautiful areas in the world. If you've never had the opportunity to visit this region of Italy, or if have and you wish to be reminded of its beauty then visit Tuscany 360.

360 Tuscany provides a large number of interactive 360 degree panoramic images of the Tuscany region in Italy. It includes panoramas for Assisi, Cortona, Elba, Florence, Lucca, Montepulciano, Perugia, Pisa, San Gimignano and Siena. Each town has its own Google Map on which the available panoramas are tagged. When you click on a tag the selected panorama opens. Bellisimo!

Vinix is an Italian social network site designed exclusively for social eaters and drinkers. Users share reviews of restaurants and cafes. The site uses Google Maps to show the locations of both the restaurants reviewed and the locations of its users.

Piste Ciclabilli

With the Italians love for cycling no round-up of Italian map mash-ups would be complete without a bike route map. Piste Ciclabilli provides a Google Map of the whole of Italy. When you click on a region you are then taken to a map of that region with all the routes indicated by a yellow bike tag. Clicking on a tag take you to a map of your chosen bike route.

The site also includes photos, a cycling Wiki and a forum.

Kannunci is an Italian classified ads service. The site is free for users to post classified ads of anything they want to sell and the location of the seller is tagged on a Google Map.

OltrepEAT is a tourist site promoting the Oltrepò region in Italy. The site contains interactive Google Maps showing bike routes, green hotels, restaurants and vacation destinations in the region. The site also contains an event calendar for the Oltrepò region.

Mr House is an Italian real estate site that uses Google Maps to show the locations of properties for sale. Each house is given its own Google Map so you can quickly plan which houses you wish to view.

'Termovalorizzatori' in Italian means 'incinerators that are able to produce energy from waste combustion'. This Italian site hopes to support the management of municipal waste by providing a Google Map of available termovalorizzatori.

As well as an Italian map there is a map of Europe's waste management sites. When you click on a tagged waste management site on the map you are given details of the air emissions from that site.

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