Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Google Maps of the Week

This map makes great use of the Styled Maps feature of the Google Maps API.

The Global Transition to a New Economy is a Google Map designed to showcase projects around the world that are part of a new developing economy. The map is crowd-sourced and invites contributions from organisations and projects that want to help build a framework of a new economy that maximizes well-being and operates within environmental limits.

Roadtrippers is a new Google Maps based trip planner. The application allows users to get driving directions between two locations in the U.S. and find points of interest along the route.

Using Roadtrippers it is possible to search for places of interest and good places to eat, drink and shop along a planned drive. You can search for points of interest in a large range of categories, including 'attractions', 'accommodation', 'shopping', 'food and drink' etc.

If you like the look of one of the recommended points of interest you can easily add it to your trip and the application automatically adds the stop to the finished driving directions.  

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