Sunday, September 25, 2011

Google Maps of the Week


This week I was really impressed with the update to Planefinder.net, the real-time plane tracking website.

Now as well as tracking thousands of planes in real-time around the world you can also play back any day's flights. The playback option allows you to select a date, the number of hours you wish to view and even the speed of the animation.


The Wall Street Journal's Census Map Maker is another great idea for a map.

Once you have logged into the Census Map Maker with your Facebook or Twitter account you can start building your own census map for any neighborhood in the USA.

At the moment the Census Map Maker only includes block level census data on race but there are plans to add more data from the rest of the census soon. When more census data is added to the map this will be an incredibly powerful application.

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