Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Google Maps of the Week

This week I loved TweetedTrips, an application that lets you create a journey map of your geotagged Twitter messages in a matter of seconds.

If you want a mapped journey of a vacation or trip you just need to send some Twitter messages from your phone and they will automatically appear on your TweetedTrip map. You don't even have to use your own account. You can enter any user name Into TweetedTrips and view a Google Map of the user's geotagged movements.

The real big theme this week however was real-time live transit maps.

 Stadtbahn Tracker Freiburg is a real-time map of tram cabs, buses and local trains in Freiburg, Germany.

MTA Bus Time is a Google Map that shows the live position of buses on New York's bus system. Currently the map tracks all bus routes in Staten Island and will be rolled out to other NYC boroughs, with expected completion in 2013.

The DC Circulator Map is a live real-time map of the DC Circulator bus system in Washington, DC. The map shows the system's bus routes and the bus stops on each route. 

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