I have been seeing a few Google Maps goodies here and there that are very useful. Below is a list to name a few.

  • Google Maps Widget for Dashboard – “The Google Maps Widget provides a simple interface for viewing maps and satellite photos of locations in the US, UK and Canada.”
  • Flickr + Google Maps = Geobloggers – “you can “tag” your Flickr photos with the latitude and longitude where the photo was taken, and the photo will be displayed as a push pin on a Flickr/Google Maps combo.”
  • Google Maps Transparencies – “Click and drag anywhere, just like normal Google Maps, and see how the Map View matches the Satellite View (or vice-versa).” I Love this.
  • Google Maps API - “The Google Maps API lets developers embed Google Maps in their own web pages with JavaScript. You can add overlays to the map (including markers and polylines) and display shadowed “info windows” just like Google Maps.”
  • Gmaps Pedometer – “This is a little hack that uses Google’s superb mapping application to help record distances traveled during a running or walking workout.”
  • Glendor Showcase – Allows you to view the location of a job searched on a Google Map.
  • Weather Map – Google Weather Map that shows the weather in the selected location.
  • Housing Maps (HousingMaps.com) – Makes appartment listings on the Google Map by pulling information from Craigslist for a searched location.
  • Memory Maps – “The idea is to take a satelitte image of your neighborhood from your childhood, and use “notes” to tell the story of you growing up.”
  • Mobile GMaps – “Mobile GMaps is a free piece of software that displays Google Maps and Keyhole satellite imagery on Java J2ME-enabled mobile phones or other devices.”
  • FlickrCity – Display 50 nearest photos from Flickr from the given location tag. (ie: http://anti-mega.com/flickrcity/london.city)

Well, we have quite a list here. If you know of anymore and would like it listed, drop me a line from the Contact or Submit Solution section of Solution Watch.


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