Friday, September 12, 2008

Friday Google Maps Fun

Street View Game
screen shot of street view game
This fun street view game is in the tradition of the classic text adventure games. The object is to follow the clues around Sydney, Australia to solve a mystery. Are ready to play? Agent Y is waiting for you at the Sydney Opera House with your instructions.

Travel Map Generator
The Travel Generator uses the Google Charts API to create a small map for your website or blog showing the countries you have visited.
travel map

Election '08 Twitter Chatter
twitter chatter screen shot
Are you desperate to know what is being said on Twitter about Obama, McCain and Biden, Palin? Election '08 Twitter Chatter maps the latest Twitter comments and YouTube videos about the four election hopefuls. Just click on the grinning photo of any of the four politicians to find out what people are saying about them.

It's kind of like having your own focus group.

Planet Paint
Planet Paint screen shot
Google Blogoscoped are quick of the mark with a fun application that makes use of the new views available in Google Static Maps. The application displays a random location (from 300 available cached random locations) with some image filters like contrast and inversion applied to make some interesting Google Map art.

Street View of the Week
I want this bear statue!

View Larger Map
Via: Street View Gallery

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