Friday, June 19, 2009

Friday Fun on Google Maps

Intriguingly Shaped Communities

The SEO Company had a good post this week on strangely shaped communities that can be seen on Google Maps. These are communities, such as the fort village of Bourtange in the Netherlands (pictured), whose intriguing shapes are best viewed from above, via the satellite imagery of Google Maps.

Layar Augmented Reality Application
There is a lot of buzz around at the moment about the potential of augmented reality. Layar claim to be the world's first augmented reality browser. Layar is available for the Android Market in the Netherlands. The company say they will also launch in Germany, the UK and the United States this year. For now you can check out the video,



Street View Timelapse
Digital Urban this week published two videos uploaded to YouTube that use Street View imagery stitched together to create timelapse movies. The video below is a drive along Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis.



PARKR

PARKR is a Google Maps mashup that shows the location of amusement parks and theme parks throughout the world. The site lets registered users vote and add reviews of individual theme parks.

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