Saturday, March 27, 2010

Chinese Google Maps Mashups

Shanghai Taxi Calculator

Here's a really useful Google Maps mashup for anyone who needs to take a taxi in China's largest city. The Shanghai Taxi Calculator help travellers estimate the cost of a cab ride in Shanghai. It allows users to input departure and destination addresses or select from popular spot list and discover the estimated cost of the journey.

All search results are displayed on a Google Map alongside the estimated time of the journey and the estimated cost of the fare at different times of the day. The site also provides other information such as the latest cab rates and a directory of the major cab companies in the city. is the leading provider of multilingual China-wide hotel bookings. The site allows you to search, locate and book over 5,000 hotels across China.

It is possible to search the site by city, hotel name, date and by hotel rating. The results of a search are then shown on a Google Map. If you click on any of the returned map markers you can view further details about the hotel, including room charges and book your hotel directly from the site.


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