Sunday, November 27, 2011
The Best Google Maps of the Week
Cleveland Historical is a fantastic free app for the desktop and for Android and iPhones that puts Cleveland's history at your fingertips. Using the app you can wander around Cleveland and explore the people, places, and moments that have shaped the city’s history.
The Google Map on the Cleveland Historical home page allow users to explore the many historical locations and tours available on the site. The site includes a large number of map-based, curated historical multimedia presentations of the city's history.
As part of a campaign for more people to register as organ donors in the Netherlands a Google Map called Ja of Nee (Yes or No) has been created to gauge people's reactions to the idea of becoming a donor.
Ja of Nee has made good use of the Styled Maps feature of the Google Maps API. The custom map markers not only match the custom style of the map but visually illustrate the percentage of votes cast in each town.
I think there must be a rule in the automotive industry that you can't have an advertising campaign for a car without featuring Google Maps Street View. It seems it is is Peugot's turn to create an impressive Street View application to promote the Peugot RCZ.
RCZ View is an application that allows you to create any route in Google Maps and then watch a Street View stop motion animation of your created route. It takes a little while for the application to grab the Street Views for a route but it is worth the wait.
If you want to save a little time you can just watch the preprogrammed routes.