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Area 51

7/17/2005 |

Area 51


The launch of satetillite images at Google Maps seems to have stired up some dosed off interest for Area 51. The Area 51-maps can be found in almost all Top 10-lists for the Google Map Fan sites. To me it only looks like the U.S. Military has dropped an awful lots of bombs there, especially since there’s quite a bunch of crosshairs in the surroundings…

Area 51 & Surrounding Area Satellite Images
Area 51 [Wikipedia]

Google Map Mania II – The Return

7/11/2005 |

Google Map Hacks


Ok, this Google Map Hack trend has gone quite crazy – several new sites pop up almost every day. Some of them are really good, and I will only mention the cool ones.
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Google Maps Transparencies

7/8/2005 |

Google Maps Transparencies


Hey – these Google Maps hack pop up fast! This one shows you the satellite view, with the map view as a transparent overlay – or vice versa. Not as hot as the Gmaps Pedometer that we published earlier today – but it’s really worth visiting if you’re a Google Map fan.

Google Maps Transparencies

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Coolest Google hack yet

7/8/2005 |

Gmaps Pedometer.


Ok, this is the coolest Google Map Hack I’ve seen so far. It’s a site that helps you track your running or walking distance during for example a workout – you just need to draw your route with double clicks. It’s even possible to save your maps and get a permalink for it. You can get your results in both miles and kilometers. Impressive piece of work!

Gmaps Pedometer

PS. If you are in Europe – use the satellite maps. DS.

Another quite cool map hack is Blogmapping.com

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Clever use of Google Maps

7/6/2005 |

Seattle Bus Monster I did the Google Map Mania, and the London live map hack posts a couple of nights ago, and today I got a mail from Peter, telling me about another cool hack. Take three different sites, add 3000 lines of javascript, 2000 or so lines of perl, some XSL for HTML rendering, and some Scheme for image generation, plus a lot of hard work and you will get…

Busmonster.com

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London live map hack

7/3/2005 |

Google Map Hack London A couple of weeks ago, some guy did a hack that combined apartments from Craigs List and Google Map data. Since then both Yahoo! and Google has opened up their programming interfaces for their map services, and made them free for anyone to use.

In an article published yesterday at Wired.com, Google Maps product manager Bret Taylor said, “We are doing this because they were already doing it”, “Frankly we like new and innovative solutions,”, “We expect new and creative ideas to come out of this that we haven’t thought of yet.”

One of the coolest hacks I’ve seen is this combination of BBC’s London Live Cameras, and Googles London Map. London live map hack

Another interesting presentation shows the combination of personal GPS data, photographs and Google map data: small-town walking tour.

via Map Hacks on Crack [Wired]