Sunday, March 31, 2013

Pirate Ships on the Treasure Map


The Google Maps team has released a special edition version of the April Fool's Day Treasure Map.

Weigh Anchor, Me Hearties uses the treasure map tiles but also includes animated pirate ships. Google say that their head of pirate security, has placed GPS trackers on all known pirate ships, which has enabled them to create this map showing the pirates' locations in real time.

If you want to create your own Pirate Map just use the Google Maps API and add "treasureMode: 'aye'" to your map options. You can look at the code in the map above if you need more help.
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