Wednesday, June 06, 2012

London Calling on Google Maps

With the summer Olympics and the Queen's Golden Jubilee being held this year, London is expecting a lot of visitors this summer. BBC Australia has created a great looking Google Map to help those visitors explore the English capital.

London Calling is a great way to find things to see and do in London and whilst you explore the map there are even opportunities to win prizes. Australian and New Zealand residents can complete challenges as they use the map for the chance to win a $4000 travel voucher and a brand new iPad.

The map as well as providing a great guide to London also looks great as well. The map uses the Styled Maps feature to give the map tiles a nice sepia tone. The information windows are also very unique. They include a circular smaller map to give the illusion of a cut-out in the window to highlight the location of the map marker beneath the window.

Via: The Google Geo Developers Blog

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