Sunday, May 13, 2012

The Google Maps of the Week

One of my favorite Google Maps based applications this week was from the Nature Conservacny charity.

TNC Maps is a collection of Google Maps from Nature Conservancy scientists, in collaboration with governments, scientists and conservation organizations around the world. The site includes over 80 global maps describing the state of terrestrial, freshwater and marine habitats worldwide.

For some reason a lot of musicians seem compelled to release Street View applications in order to promote their latest songs. Shadow Days is one of the more impressive ones, designed to promote John Mayer's new song Born and Raised.

Shadow Days allows you to watch an animated Street View movie of any journey within the USA. To create your own movie you just need to set a starting point and choose a destination. You can then choose to watch as the application animates through selected Street Views from your journey route or view Street View thumbnail images moving along the route on a Google Map.

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