Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year's Mashups on Google Maps

Map Clock
Use this Google Map to find out whereabouts in the world it is midnight right now. This ingenious Google Map has an embedded clock that changes to show the time in the current map view.

The map sidebar includes some quick links to find the time in cities around the world.

World Webcams
Times Square Live Streaming Cam
This live streaming webcam of Times Square has a lot of different views, so you should catch all of the midnight action.

Nasdaq Times Square Live Streaming Cam
This live streaming webcam is centred on the Nasdaq Market Site Tower on Times Square.

London Eye & Big Ben Live Streaming Cam
This streaming webcam of the London Eye and Big Ben should give you a great view of London's New Year's Eve fireworks.

Edinburgh Live Streaming Cam
Edinburgh traditionally holds the biggest Hogmanay party. This streaming webcam alternates between views of Princes Street, the Mound, Edinburgh Castle and the famous Scott Monument.

Sydney Harbour Live Streaming Cam
This live streaming cam of Sydney Harbour should catch the Sydney Harbour Bridge fireworks.

Dublin Live Streaming Cam
This streaming webcam of Dublin has great views of the River Liffey. Fireworks are launched from boats in the Liffey or alongside the river on New Year's Eve.

Grand Place, Brussels Live Streaming Cam
This streaming webcam has a great view of the Grand Place in Brussels.

2008 in Google Geo Land
Pamela Fox, of the Google Maps team, has produced a Google Map with fireworks! The map uses the Google Sky map tiles in Flash. Links to some of the great new features developed by the Google Maps team in 2008 magically appear out of each firework.

I've shrink wrapped the map to fit into Google Maps Mania. To see the fireworks in all their glory visit the Google Geo Developers Blog.



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