Monday, March 09, 2009

SXSW Google Maps

SXSW Venue Maps

South by Southwest (SXSW) is a set of interactive, film, and music festivals and conferences that take place each year. The official site of the festival is using Google Maps to show the venues of the many events taking place.

The venues are divided into a number of categories with a separate map for each category:

Official Music Showcase Venues
Official Music Party Venues
Official Film Theaters
Official Film Party Venues
Official Interactive Party Venues
Official Hotel Map

SXSW PeopleBrowser

PeopleBrowser is an online dashboard that helps you track your Twitter and other online social networking activity and the activity of your friends. The site has today released a version of the dashboard especially designed for those who are attending the SXSW Festival this week in Austin, Texas.

The special SXSW edition of PeopleBrowser has been designed to help festival visitors keep track of the huge number of events taking place. The dashboard uses Google Maps so that visitors can see where their friends are Twittering from. Tweets are tagged on the map using the member's picture. If you click on the picture a window opens showing that person's latest tweets.

Effing Music
Effing Music have created a Google Maps mashup of SXSW gigs in Austin this week. Check out this Google Maps Mania review of Effing Music from last Friday.

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