Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Google Maps of the World's Tech Scenes
If you are interested in the Austrian technology scene then you should check out these two Google Maps. Start Vie is a map of the technology start-up community in Vienna and StartupLINZ is a Google Map of the technology and start-up community in Linz and Upper Austria.
Both maps were built with RepresentMap, an open source project started to help start-up communities around the world create their own maps. You can view other maps built by other communities on the startup maps page. This includes maps of the tech scenes in LA, Boston, Hawaii, Seattle, Berlin and Kiel.
Made in NY is a Google Map of New York's digital industry. The map shows the locations of over 500 homegrown startups, investors and coworking spaces across the city.
It is possible to refine the companies shown on the map by 'Digital Companies', 'Investors' and 'Coworking / Incubator Spaces'. As well as their locations being displayed on the map the companies are also listed in the map sidebar.
If you are currently looking for work in New York's tech industry then check out the companies listed in the sidebar. Those companies that currently have positions available are indicated with a 'We are hiring' link.
Tech City Map is a visually striking Google Map of the technology companies and startups in east London.
The map shows the locations of London's silicon roundabout area. The 'show networks' option on the map allows users to visualise the connections between the over 800 companies. If you click on an individual map marker there is also an option to view the latest Tweets from the selected tech company.