Friday, December 19, 2008

Friday Google Maps Fun

Google River View

Spoof website Unconfirmed Sources claim that Google are set to unveil a new mapping service called River View. The service will allow users to view the shores of every navigable river in the United States. They say the interface will be accessible through Google Maps much like the existing street view service.

The story is illustrated with what is clearly a genuine photograph of the street view boat :).

Snow Day - Kitsap Snow Day Map

What could be more fun than having a day off for snow? All schools in the North Mason School District will be closed Friday! Yes!!! The Kitsap Snow Day Map is a Google My Map of road closures and photos sent in by readers of The Kitsap Sun.

Some Google Map Developers Books

Beginning Google Maps Mashups with Mapplets, KML, and GeoRSS: From Novice to Professional Beginning Google Maps Mashups with Mapplets, KML, and GeoRSS: From Novice to Professional

Beginning Google Maps Mashups with Mapplets, KML, and GeoRSS is a beginner’s guide to creating web mashups using Google mapping technology. This book is a single–source primer to displaying data on Google Maps and covers both mapplets and the Google Maps API. It is everything you need to start participating in the Geographic Web.

by Sterling Udell
Google Maps Mashups with Google Mapplets Google Maps Mashups with Google Mapplets

Google Maps Mashups with Google Mapplets is the book that Geo–Mashups developers will need to create Web 2.0 applications based on Google’s new Mapplets technology. It presents both a complete guide to the new standard and the practical how–to that developers seek. Written by Michael Young, an award–winning, new technology expert from The New York Times, the book is both authoritative and eminently usable.

by Michael Young
Beginning Google Maps Applications with Rails and Ajax: From Novice to Professional Beginning Google Maps Applications with Rails and Ajax: From Novice to Professional

The Google Maps API remains one of the showcase examples of the Web 2.0 development paradigm. Beginning Google Maps Applications with Rails and Ajax: From Novice to Professional is the first book to comprehensively introduce the service from a developer perspective, showing you how you can integrate mapping features into your Rails-driven web applications. The book also steers you through various examples that show how to encourage user interaction.

by Andre Lewis
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