Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Google Maps of the Week

For me the Nature Valley Trail View was the stand-out map of the week.

The map includes a number of trails in the Grand Canyon, each of which can be experienced with a glorious animated custom Street View tour. If you click on the menu link you can select any of the trails and then virtually walk the trail with custom Street Views of the whole trail.

Each tour includes an option to animate a walk on the trail, so you can just sit back and watch as you walk the trail with custom Street Views. Below the Street View is an altitude graph, and a compass rose is also provided.

The World of the Living Dead is a browser based game of zombie survival that makes extensive use of Google Maps.

In the game you have to lead a small squad as you try to avoid the zombie hordes, scavenge for resources and set up safe-houses. Integral to your mission for survival is your handy Google Map. The map shows important locations in the game and luckily includes color-coded zones indicating where the zombies have already gained control.

So can you survive the World of the Living Dead?

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