Friday, April 29, 2011

The Royal Wedding on Google Maps

The Guardian's Royal Wedding Map

Left leaning UK newspaper The Guardian has gone all gooey eyed and created a Google Map for the Royal Wedding.

The map features the latest news, photographs, videos and auido interviews from journalist Adam Gabbatt as he braves the flag waving crowds along the royal wedding route.

The map has been created using new map creation tool Kerouapp. Kerouapp is currently in closed alpha testing but from this embedded map on the Guardian we can see that it will provide a cool way to create a Google Map of a trip, with an animated time-line of your photos and videos.

Google Earth Tour

If you really don't have anything better to do today you can check out the royal wedding route in 3D with the Google Earth browser plug-in. Google have created a tour of the royal wedding route from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey.

Following the tour in 3D is almost as bad good as being there yourself. Google also have a Mr & Mrs Pegman decked out in wedding gear if you check out central London in Street View on Google Maps.

Royal Wedding Tweets Map

Mibazaar has created this Google Map to show all the latest royal wedding chatter on Twitter. The map also displays the royal wedding route from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey.

The map displays the latest tweets with the #royalwedding hashtag that have been posted from in and around London. The map animates to show the latest Tweets, so it is possible to just sit back and read how people are reacting to this wedding.

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