Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Google Maps of the week

OneTwoTrip is a cheap air ticket finder that uses an attractive Google Map to display the starting point and destination of the requested flight.

The map uses custom map tiles to provide a distinctive looking map. Animated clouds are also overlaid on top of the map to provide more visual interest. Searching for a flight is also simple and intuitive. The user just needs to use the 'From' and 'To' search boxes to enter their details and then select dates from a calendar.

The cheapest available flights and prices for each search are displayed beneath the map.

The Houston Clean Air Network uses a Google Map to animate daily ozone levels in the City of Houston.

The map uses a color coded overlay to display the ozone levels on the map. Purple colors represent 'hazardous' levels, while green indicates 'good' levels. The map includes an option to look at and animate the ozone levels for any previous day.  

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