Monday, October 20, 2008

Bird and Leaf Spotting on Google Maps

Birdpost
Birdpost Map
You can use Birdpost's Google Map to either report bird sightings or find out about bird sightings in a particular area. To add a bird sighting the user just double clicks on the map and completes a short form.

To find sightings the user just types a location into a search box. The map then centres on that location and shows previous sightings with blue markers on the map and lists the birds in a side panel.

Bird watchers can also use Birdpost to create an on-line chronicle of the birds they have seen, share their chronicles with other Twitterers, connect with other bird watchers and create e-mail alerts for sightings of rare birds.

Fall for Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development have created two Google Map mash-ups to encourage visitors to explore the delights of Fall in the state.


Scenic Drives is a Google Map of car journeys that highlight Tennessee's rich variety of natural beauty, from the misty Eastern mountains to the eerie beauty of Reelfoot Lake.

Leaf Excursions is a Google Map showing train rides, boat cruises, and horseback riding trails that offer a relaxing way to enjoy the beauty of Fall in Tennessee.

Other Nature Maps
  • World on the Move - BBC maps tracking annual migrations of animal species across the world.
  • KQED's "Quest" - Public Broadcaster KQED's nature "explorations" in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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