Friday, October 08, 2010

Friday Fun with Google Maps

Pegman takes a Break

Pegman has been caught on camera taking a break after his recent exertions in Ireland, Brazil and Antarctica. If you look at the bottom of his to do list on the white board you can see that Middle Earth is next to get the Street View treatment.

Make Your Own Pegman

Google in Brazil have created PDF templates for you to create your very own Pegman. All you need to do is print out the template, cut Pegman out and stick him together.

How to Cheat in Mazes

Switched has a nice story this week about people trying to cheat in the hedge maze at Longleat Safari Park in the UK.

It normally takes visitors about 90 minutes to work their way out of the maze but the workers recently noticed that some people were flying through the maze in just a few minutes. It turns out that some visitors have been viewing the maze on Google Maps satellite view on their smartphones and using GPS to navigate through their way to the exit.



lfc said...

Hey Guys, i'm a new visitor here and i liked your blog !
I have this doubt and i was wondering if you guys could help me find an answer.

I need to have a map of a certain area, like a neighboorhood for example, and when the user searches for an address, the map tells if the adress is part of the area or not...

Do you guys have any suggestions??

Thanks in advance

Kyle said...

How about an hour thumb rule.

If you can't make it out of the maze within an hour then you can use the GPS or whatever to help you. :)