Saturday, February 06, 2010

Baltimore Snow on Google Maps

Baltimore Sun Twitter Snow Map

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery then Ben Marsh should be pleased. The concept behind his #UKSnow Google Map has been picked up first by The Guardian Snow Map, then by the Norwegian Snow Map and now by The Baltimore Sun.

Yesterday The Baltimore Sun created a Twitter snow map. The map showed Tweets about snow around the Baltimore area. To add yourself to the map you just needed to Tweet #mdsnow and a short message.

Strangely the map has now disappeared although The Baltimore Sun are still displaying the Tweets in list form. Today the Baltimore Sun has actually added another Google Map that instead allows readers to post pictures and messages about the snow.

To use the map, you need to be logged into a Google account. You can then add comments and pictures to the map.

Alternatively, if you wish to check the current snow coverage in the eastern US, you can check out iMap Weather and click on the 'Winter' tab.

If you wish to see the latest pictures submitted to Twitpic then check out Geo Search. The application loads the latest geo-tagged pictures from Twitpic. So if you click on the map anywhere in the eastern US you should see a lot of recent pictures of the snow.


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