Friday, March 04, 2011

Friday Fun with Google Maps

Goldman Sachs Gets Reviewed

Some Google Maps reviews are more accurate than others.

Looking Into The Past Pictures

Historypin may have mastered the art of placing historical pictures on top of Google Maps Street View. Buzz Feed however have devised a more low-tech method of comparing historical photographs with the modern day.

This one has nothing to do with maps but I love these 75 shots of old photos manually placed over the same view today.

Isokron

Isokron are creating some great public transportation visualisations with Open Street Map. The video above shows the travel times in the French city of Rennes. It shows the travel times from the town hall in Rennes (using the subway and the bus) and how they evolve during a typical Monday.

If you want to see similar visualisations using Google Maps check out the magnificent Mapnificent

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