Wednesday, January 21, 2009

This is New York on Google Maps

New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization NYC & Company have today launched a major initiative on their website The initiative is an amazing Google Maps mashup of New York City.

The map initially shows a number of markers highlighting tourist destinations around the city. Clicking on any of the markers automatically takes the user to the page about the destination.

However it is also possible to load a number of 'featured maps'. These maps are the Best Bars to Meet People, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights Tour (the five best spots in Upper Manhattan to have your own In the Heights experience), Green Beer (environmentally-conscious bars), The Jimi Hendrix NYC Experience and Rockin’ Roots (rock venues).

With as well as using Google Maps to get directions to attractions throughout the City, you can even send the info to your phone with Google Maps for mobile.

So if you are planning a trip to New York City visit before you go.

Here's a video introducing the new initiative (check out the touch screen monitors at 1.23):

Via: Official Google Blog: Explore New York City with Google -- from your home, phone, and in person

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