Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Google Maps of the Week

British Airways' Perfect Days is a Facebook application that travellers can use to create their perfect day.

Using the application users can add locations, pictures and descriptions to a Google Map and share their Perfect Day with friends and family via Facebook. The app has been available for a while on Facebook but it is now also available as an iPhone app.

The new Perfect Days iPhone app allows users to keep a record of all the places they've visited and all the things they did there directly from their phone. The app also includes recommendations of places to visit in many cities around the world.

Ocearch are tracking the position of a number of sharks off the coast of South Africa. The Global Shark Tracker allows anyone to observe the navigational pattern of the tracked sharks.The sharks have been tagged with satellite tracking technology for the purpose of shark conservation and their movements can be followed on this Google Maps based tracker.

Currently 34 sharks are being tracked in total and you can follow them all with the tracker. The tracker includes a number of useful filters which allow the user to search for individual sharks by name or to view the trails of just male or female sharks or of mature or immature sharks.

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