Monday, November 09, 2009

The Human Race on Google Maps

The Human Race 10k Map

I'm just going to take a brief 5,000 mile detour from Mexico Day on Google Maps Mania for this cool Nike Google Map. On the 24th October the 10k Human Race in Buenos Aires included five celebrity runners who live broadcasted their participation in the race using a combination of voice data, Twitter and Google Maps.

The five runners were Argentine celebrity Favio Posca, the sports journalists German Paoloski and Marcelo Gantman, the actress Brenda Asnicar and the professional runner Oscar Cortinez. During the race they used iPhones to record voice messages that were turned automatically into text, published via Twitter and then plotted on a Google Map.

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