Thursday, December 13, 2012

Create City View with Google Maps

Open City Agora is a new Google Maps based application that allows users to create map views that mix several layers of location information from a number of different sources.

Users can create map views from the available layers and save and share their views. The available map layers include a crime heat map layer, film locations, bike lanes, bike parking spots and pubic transit. Users can also add stores, restaurants and points of information to the map using Google Places.

You could therefore use Open City Agora, for example, to create a map that shows the location of Chinese restaurants, bike parking spots and bicycle lanes to help find Chinese restaurants that you can bike to and park your bike nearby.

Users can save their created map views and get a URL for their map to share with friends. Open CIty Agora is currently available in San Francisco and New York.

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