Thursday, July 08, 2010

Twitter and Driving Directions

Raste Pe -On Your Way

This a basic but interesting Google Maps mashup. The map uses the Google Maps API driving directions with the Twitter API to give driving directions with Twitter messages along your route.

The driving directions are presented in the normal manner, with the length and time of the journey and numbered directions. The Twitter messages along the route are shown with red map markers. If you click on a marker you can read the message and view who it was posted by.

I guess this could be very useful if it was combined with traffic information to give you real-time news along a route that you about to drive.


1 comment:

inkyhack said...

Check out Waze. It's already doing that - giving real-time comments along a specific route. The comments are mostly about traffic problems, police monitoring, and other useful information for drivers.