Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday Fun with Google Maps

Set Your Google Maps Search Free
A number of Googlers have started a website called Data Liberation, with the aim of letting users retrieve some of their data stored by Google. Amongst other things, the site lets you retrieve up to 100 of your last searches on Google Maps as a KML file. It also explains how to export your MyMaps as a KML file.

Tweets Around the World
This visualisation shows about 11,000 ‘good morning’ tweets over a 24 hour period. The tweets are colour-coded: green blocks are early tweets, orange ones are around 9am, and red tweets are later in the morning.

GoodMorning! Full Render #2

Again this week I struggled to find any Friday Fun directly related to Google Maps. Thank heaven then for xkcd, who can always be relied on for a little geo-fun.

Cheap GPS

If you want to know what cheap GPS would be really like then try out this little game I've been working on - Where's Waldo (now with Where's Paddington and Where's Dino added goodness).


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