Thursday, November 12, 2015
Road-Trip Mix-Tapes with Google Maps
I've always really liked the concept behind Roadtrip Mixtape. Roadtrip Mixtape is a great Google Map which can create a musical play-list for any road-trip. What's more the play-list will contain songs only by artists that are from the areas which you are traveling through.
Drive through Boston and you might hear Aerosmith or Donna Summer. Drive through New Orleans and you might hear Lil Wayne or Dr. John.
To use the application you just need to add the starting point of your journey and your destination. Your journey is then displayed on a Google Map. Each leg of the journey is represented on the map by a green marker. If you click on a marker you can view a list of local artists from that stage of the journey. You can even listen to 30 second samples of each song listed.
Spoogle can also create a musical mix-tape for your journey. Spoogle however will create a mix-tape which lasts for the whole of your journey. It will also give you the driving directions for your trip.
Enter your starting point and destination into Spoogle. Choose your travel mode (driving, transit, walking or cycling). Then enter some search terms (used for the music selection). Spoogle will then show your journey on a Google Map and provide you with a music play-list timed to last for the same length of time as your journey.
If you sign-in to Spoogle with your Spotify account you can also save your journey play-list to Spotify.