Both maps can be set to autoplay or manual. When set on autoplay the map automatically animates from one stage of a candidate's biography on the map to the next. Both Obama and McCain are better travelled than many past presidential candidates so this geographical biography of the candidates works very well.
Both life journeys are also available as Google Gadgets. Download the gadgets to your iGoogle page here:
- Barack Obama's Life Journey on Google Maps
- MapTheCandidates.com: '08 U.S. presidential election mashup
- Google Map of 2008 Presidential Contributions
- Wikipedia: Iowa Caucus