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Article: We all know Google map is an AMAZING resource developed and owned by Google Inc. It has literally mapped our earth and continuing to do it even better! Basically today we are looking forward to discuss on how effectively the Google maps API has been used to improve the usability of web 2.0 applications and new websites with effective user interaction. I have researched on some amazing website ideas that have made use of the Google maps very well.
Adrian Holovaty (born 1981) is an American Web developer, journalist and entrepreneur living in Chicago, Illinois. He is co-creator of the Django Web framework and a noted advocate of “journalism via computer programming.”
In 2005, Holovaty launched chicagocrime.org, a Google Maps mash up of Chicago Police Department crime data. The site won the 2005 Batten Award for Innovations in Journalism and was named by The New York Times as one of 2005’s best ideas. As one of the first Google Maps mashup’s, it helped influence Google to create its official Google Maps API.
Google Sightseeing takes you on tour of the world as seen from satellite, using the free Google Earth program or Google Maps in your web browser. Each weekday your guides James and Alex present new weird and wonderful sights as suggested by readers.
Website: Incident Log
Incidentlog.com, real-time and historic archive of police, fire, and other incidents happening in the city, it shows a robust graphical view of the incidents reported and also generates reports, isn’t that amazing?
TopSpot or not is an application that allows you to do a virtual travel in the world and helps you to vote good or not for over 3000 places. Hmm That’s not a bad idea!
Website: We Reporters
This website is a combination of Google News and Google Maps. It is also referred as GEONews as it marks or pins news based on Geographic locations
NOTE: This application is DEAD now. But the Idea is alive 🙂
Website: Find That Pet
This website is another innovative idea which helps you to find your pet or at least geographically mark the location where you lost your pet and help searching your Pet.
Website: Pick Up all
Now we know there are Hundreds of Carpooling websites using Google maps for geotargetting and searching, i cannot list all, so just listing one of the good websites using this idea !
Now I know there are more and more amazing web Applications and websites using Google Maps effectively, So Don’t wait, Come on and list them or add them to the list, let it help everyone and make the list bigger!!