Thursday, January 05, 2012

Madrid's Tech Companies on Google Maps

Madri+d Mapa del Conocimiento is an interesting Google Map of Madrid's research, technology and science companies.

The map is embedded in Flash, so I assume it uses Google's now deprecated Google Maps for Flash API. By using Flash the map is able to create some interesting visual effects such as elastic map markers (that expand when you mouse-over them) and lines between map markers (that presumably show connected companies).

I'm sure that many of the interesting visual effects used by Mapa del Conocimiento could be replicated with HTML5, which would make the site more compliant with web standards.

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