Monday, September 26, 2011
Restaurant Inspections on Google Maps
The Seattle Food Inspection Map lets you examine the food inspection ratings for Seattle restaurants.
The map includes a nice slider function that allows you to search for restaurants in Seattle based on the inspection score. For example, you can set the slider to show only restaurants that have a score between 0-45 (a score of over 45 indicating a poor inspection).
Alternatively you could search for restaurants that you might want to avoid by setting the slider to only show restaurants with a score over 45.
NYC BigMaps have used the Your Mapper map creation tool to map restaurant inspections and 311 service calls in New York City.
The restaurant inspections map displays New York City Department of Health inspections across 5 boroughs since Jan 2008 (22,440 restaurants). You can search the map by category, date range, keyword, and location. The map then displays restaurants on the map at the location you searched.
Green map markers indicate restaurants with no health violations.