Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Best Google Maps of the Week

Marker / Music

My favourite map this week was probably the simplest. This map is just a handful of markers with embedded videos. However the idea behind it is inspired.

Each of the videos features a different musical instrument. If you open up the videos you can play and mix the sounds being played in each video. You can even adjust the volume of each video / instrument.

Trulia: Price Reductions Map

At the other end of the complexity scale comes this amazing map from Trulia. This map uses the canvas element to create a heat map. As well as being amazing the map is also very useful for house buyers.

The map displays house price change data from live non-foreclosure listings and tracks all price reductions from March 31, 2010 to March 31, 2011. Using Trulia's Google Map it is possible to search by zip-code for the average number of days a house is on the market in that area before sellers make their first reduction.

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