Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Google Map of Languages

Verbix is an organisation aiming to promote and protect linguistic diversity. Their website includes a neat Where on Earth .. feature that allows you to view Google Maps of where hundreds of different languages are spoken.

The maps themselves are a very simple implementation of the Google Maps API, but then they don't really need to be any more complicated. Users simply choose the language that they are interested in from an alphabetised list and are taken to a Google Map showing all the countries where the language is spoken.

The map displays markers on each country where the language is spoken and also displays the total of all worldwide speakers of the language.

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