Friday, April 22, 2011

Friday Fun with Google Maps

Kissing to Petting to F..king

Here are some travel directions that you might want to bookmark. In Germany Google Maps now provides directions to get from Kissing to Petting to F..king. The total journey time is 2 hours and 51 minutes, which is quite fast in my experience.

Street View Over the Rainbow

The Street View cars have captured millions of images around the world. Every few thousand shots or so it comes up with a picture of real beauty. Like this rainbow photgraphed over Dartmoor Forest in the UK.

Yandex Flash Mob

Google isn't the only online map to provide Street View type imagery. For example Russia's map service Yandex caught this weird Flash Mob in the Ukraine.

Two of Our Delivery Vans Are Missing

UK Supermarket giant Tesco track their delivery vans with GPS. Recently when they created a Google Map of their vans' positions they were surprised to find two of them in Poland.

It seems Tesco had sold the vans and forgotten to remove the installed tracking devices. Tesco have now contacted the van's new owners and the devices have been removed.

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