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Find out whose blogging what about google maps. try to keep up, i dare you.
Google maps have sure caused a buzz eh? if your idea of a “buzz”, is a deafening sonic boom that is.
After having played with the thing for the past week or so, it’s clear that google has yet again nudged the internet another huge leap forward with the launch of this tool into our media society.
What has spurred me out of my blogging hibernation was this absolutely brilliant hack brought to us from Paul Rademacher that kludges google maps with craigslist, to form a “greater than the sum of its parts” sort of thing.
Using Superman’s eye view, I can find my house, find rental suites in and around my neighbourhood (or not), and visually make choices about potential accommodations, or just plain enjoy the view. I have collected just a small sample of the recent posts and speculations.
Below is my summary sorted by emotion.
Google Maps Standalone Mode
HOW-TO: Make your own annotated multimedia Google map – March 8, 2005
Google Maps and Accountability – April 07, 2005
Google is watching – April 07, 2005
“But privacy goes both ways, doesn’t it? Ultimately Orwell was right: everything we do will be watched.”
Notes: Interesting Google Satellite Maps
100’s of Interesting Google Maps Locations – 09 Apr 2005
Elliott C. Back
Google Maps: Michael Jackon’s Ranch – April 17th, 2005
Google Maps Satellite – April 05, 2005
My childhood, seen by Google Maps – April 06, 2005
Some from the News
Google Adds Satellite Images to Maps – April 05, 2005
Google Maps pushes the envelope – February 18, 2005