Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Google Maps of the Week

Chichen Itza

The biggest Google Maps event of the week has to have been the huge addition of Street View for 30 Mesoamerican archaeological sites in Mexico. I've spent a lot of time over the last few days virtually exploring Mayan ruins and I haven't even found all the locations with Street View yet.

So far I've listed links to about half of the archaeological sites on Street View here.
Real-time flight tracking website FlightRadar24 has added an awesome new Google Earth browser view that lets you view air-plane flights around the world in Google Earth.

To view a 3d model of a plane's flight in real-time just select one of the many plane markers on the live map. When the selected flight's details appear in the left hand side-bar click on the blue 'Aircraft view (BETA)' button at the bottom of the column. This opens a Google Earth window showing the plane in 3d and in real-time.

If you have some work that needs completing then TaskAmigo could be able to help you find the right person for the job. Currently the application seems to be active in Singapore but I guess there's no reason why the service shouldn't work worldwide. 
TaskAmigo allows anyone to post a job that needs doing and other users can then bid to do the work. If you are looking for some work you can use the TaskAmigo Google Map to find posted tasks around you.

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