Friday, November 14, 2008

Friday Fun With Google Maps

Ground Zero

What could be more fun than using Google Maps to nuke any location on the Earth. To drop a bomb on your least favourite place is very easy. Use the search box to find your location, choose the size of bomb and drop away!

The screenshot above shows the impact of a 'Hiroshama' sized bomb dropped on my house. Hmm, maybe its not so much fun after all.

Dart On Map

Can't decide where to go on holiday? Let Dart On Map decide for you.

Dart on Map is a fun little map mash-up that let's you throw a dart at a Google Map to find a random location. If you do not want to travel the entire world you can select individual continents. You can even select your own custom area, so if you just want to decide where to go for a walk during the lunch break, that's also possible.

Street View Catches a Troll
A troll hiding under a bridge
Google Sightseeing found this Google Maps Street View of a troll hiding under a bridge in Troll Avenue. Now what are the chances of that?

Amazing Mazes


The Search Engine Land website has put together a cool collection of cornfield mazes that can be seen in Google Maps.

Via: Mibazaar

The Longest Place Names
Google Sightseeing (in their second mention this week) put up a fun post yesterday about the longest place names in the world (with links to Google Maps). So if you want to know where "the grand capital of the world endowed with nine precious gems" is located check out this Google Sightseeing post.

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