Friday, July 11, 2008

Some Google Maps Friday Fun

The Vactioneers
This is the third in a series of five short films by The Vactioneers about the role that Google now plays in all of our lives. In this part The Vactioneers discover a hitherto unknown predictive search feature in Google Maps.

Big Mac Map

The rather wonderful MapTube have produced a map showing the price of a Big Mac worldwide. The map is based on the 'Big Mac Index' which is published annually by The Economist in September.

Via: Digital Urban

Upside Down House, Orlando

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This street view shows Wonder Works, 'central Florida’s only upside down attraction'. Apparently it is an "amusement park for the mind, featuring over 100 interactive exhibits for the entire family to experience."


Golfzilla is golf game that is currently in development using Android. The game uses Google Maps satellite imagery of various golf courses in different countries. Golfzilla is expected to be available at the end of 2008 and should support a peer to peer competition mode using GTalk.

Google Maps Drug Smuggling
In the UK Sky News (Like Fox - Murdoch owned) are reporting that people are using Google Maps to smuggle drugs into prisons. Apparently prisoners and their friends are using Google Maps to plan locations where drugs can be thrown over prison walls (presumably to prisoners waiting open mouthed on the other side).

Thank you Sky for officially starting this year's silly season. But it gets sillier ...

MyBroadband believes that the German Rabbit Serial Killer (not a rabid rabbit apparently but a rabid killer of rabbits) is using Google Maps satellite imagery to peer into people's back gardens to find rabbit hutches and his next potential victims. They must have some very big rabbit hutches in Germany.

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