Thursday, December 28, 2006

50 Things to do with Google Maps Mashups

(Update (Dec.4/07): See 50 MORE Things to do with Google Maps Mashups!)

Back for an encore are two posts which generated a huge amount of interest in 2006. I put together two posts which listed 25 things you can do with Google Maps mashups. I wanted to prove, with these lists, that these newly introduced mapping applications can be useful in your everyday life. I've put these two posts together to make the following list:

1. Measure your run route or commute
2. Check the time in a world location
3. Look up a US zip code
4. Measure Area
5. Make your own Google Map out of any map
6. Map your photos
7. Check what's on the other side of the world
8. Find a person in the US
9. Check the weather anywhere
10. Find the nearest Starbucks
11. Discover an eBay real estate deal
12. Find airport parking in the US.. or the UK
13. Create a running route
14. Watch a travel video
15. Find Fast Food in the US
16. Buy beer in Ontario
17. Check the news for your zip code
18. Avoid disease outbreak
19. Beat traffic
20. Make your own Google Maps mashup
21. Avoid red light cameras
22. Find cheap gas
23. Check sunrise or sunset times
24. Convert currency
25. Find a place to live in the US
26. Find out where the daylight is right now
27. Find a ski resort anywhere in the world
28. Track a flight on Google Maps
29. Calculate the distance between two world airports
30. Find the elevation/height above sea level
31. Map the 7 Wonders of the World
32. Find a golf course anywhere in the world
33. Click anywhere and get travel info
34. Simulate a flood to show damage effects
35. Fly a plane
36. Search Google Maps in full screen
37. Find a world webcam
38. Find a US or Canadian Library
39. Find a world port
40. Map the fish in your tank
41. Find high risk areas for modern marine pirates
42. Find a world dive site
43. Map Wikipedia articles to their location
44. See where UFOs have been sighted
45. Pray in the direction of Mecca
46. Search eBay items by US zip code
47. Map flight turbulence and pollution
48. Plan a London tube journey
49. Calculate cab fare in New York City
50. Map movie filming locations - US and Canada

See 50 MORE Things to do with Google Maps Mashups!



Anonymous said...

you should think outside the box, i mean, the us.

Anonymous said...

excellent man!
you got me entertained for hours ;)

Anonymous said...

Hey this was really informative, i was showing my children different things you have to do.. maybe try more out of US.. but otherwise excellent!!!

Anonymous said...

Very interesting information but how can we suggest new mashups ?
I have just finished the first version of a "wiki-mashup" where people can publish their own POI, with pictures, links, videos...
The data base as been initialized with 1000 POI samples from France.
The URL is
(meaning: "I went, I saw, I share" as almost said Jules Cesar, in Rome, a long time ago)

I'm looking forward to receiving feedbacks and suggestions ...

Anonymous said...

Qibla Direction is an excellent work. Jazakallaah Khair.

Anonymous said...

Amazon book race on google map?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the list, cannot imagine anything done more than this blog in introducing people to the cool google map.

Travel books mashup

Anonymous said...

Thank you!!! Thank you!!!! I think this information was awesome!! Very informative. I think other people should not be so judmental. So what if the information is about the United States? There is nothing wrong with that. There is nothing disrespectful against other countries. There are other international references in this blog. Thanks for posting
-Miami,Florida, United States.

Anonymous said...

These comments have been invaluable to me as is this whole site. I thank you for your comment.

Unknown said...

May I share my google map application?

It is a MOOD map. Users submit color representing their mood at the moment. The system will generate a mood index every day based on the users' color.

Interesting? Please comment~

Unknown said...

If I may add another to the list,

This is a site a friend I and built that is essentially a specialized google search engine for finding (and sharing) acoustic jam sessions - Bluegrass, Irish, Celtic, Old Time and other folk genre jams.

Anonymous said...

I found one that is good to mention, find free giveaways in a Google map

Kukuh TW said...

I create Google Maps Application for my City , Jakarta - Indonesia,
take a look at

Jynn said...

I bulit mashup which integrates zoho creator ,Yahoo pipes and google maps

Anonymous said...

Another Google Map Mashup.. this one is cool.. find business or stores or Gas stations along the route.

Anonymous said...

Great list. Another one to add to it - - which provides real-time GPS tracking using your mobile phone. All tracks overlayed on Google maps.

Anonymous said... is also about jakarta, but not using mapgoogle engine.. i think googlemaps engine are good.. but it factorize the dependency factors to the actual content. if google is down.. then the website is down, thus contents are not visible anymore.. dont u think?

Unknown said...

How about Find out where eBay items are located

Richard said...

one of my friends created a great mashup to find a tennis court...
I don't know how he did it but it is sweet!

William Walseth said...

Kitesurfing spots, with 6 day wind forecast.

Anonymous said...

Every Wikipedia article has been converted into a Google Map at this site. Very handy for visualising places as it relates to people.

It's excellent for the great journeys.


Unknown said...

You can find the other side of the world using

it's educational and interactive

Richard :)

Anonymous said...

Find a cool place to travel with at