Random thoughts, news, events expressed via Google Maps, Google Earth, YouTube, Twitter API'S
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
St. Louis beats Detroit again
Saturday, October 28, 2006
Congratulations to St. Louis
Friday, October 27, 2006
Highest paid Men and Women in the Corporate World
Here are couple of mentions of my Google Maps Mashups of Fortune's Highest paid men.
I have also mashed up Fortune's Highest Paid Women which was mashup of the day (10/17/2006) at ProgrammableWeb
Fortune 100 Companies
Top Business Schools
Top Medical Schools
Top Engineering Schools
Top High Schools
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Ghost Aircraft taking off from Frankfurt, Germany
A look at Ghost Airplane taking off from Frankfurt, Germany on Google Maps.
(The 3 different aircrafts shown taking off are all the same aircraft. I am not an expert in Satellite imagery, maybe someone can explain as to how these satellite images are captured.)
Related:5 different (same) planes taking off from Atlanta's Hartsfield airport
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
President George Bush and Google Maps
Pablo Picasso - Happy Birthday
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
This Day in History - 10/24/1945
United Nations is Born
Monday, October 23, 2006
Happy 5th Birthday to Apple's IPOD
Apple's IPOD Born: October 23rd 2001
Friday, October 20, 2006
Detroit Tigers vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 2006 World Series
Its going to be Tigers vs. Cardinals in the World Series which kicks of October 21st at Comerica Park.
Detroit Tigers Video
St. Louis Cardinals Video
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Justice delivered after 10 years
This man is going to jail, 10 years after comitting a gruesome crime (rape and murder) in New Delhi, India. In the initial trial back in 1999, the judge acquitted him. According to BBC
But while acquitting Singh, the judge lashed out at the prosecution.
He said the investigating agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation, had manipulated evidence and ignored proper procedures.
He said he knew the defendant was guilty but was obliged to acquit him.
This man's luck though ran out in the second trial which just concluded. For more on this read BBC.
Monday, October 16, 2006
Featured Developer at ProgrammableWeb.com
Michigan Gubernatorial Candidates (2006)
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Detroit Tigers in FALL CLASSIC
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Apprentice Wannabe Raj Bhakta for US Congress
Yeager breaks Sound Barrier on this day - October 14th, 1947
Friday, October 13, 2006
Congratulations to South Korea
Congratulations to Bangladesh
This day in History - 10/13/1792
White House Cornerstone Laid - October 13, 1792
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Top 10 Highest Paid Women
Here's Top 10 Highest Paid Women on Google Maps as reported by Fortune Magazine.
Top 10 Highest Paid Men
Here's Top 10 Highest Paid men on Google Maps as reported by Fortune Magazine.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Plane Crashes into a High Rise Building in New York
Bhartiya Temple, Troy Michigan
Here's a satellite view of Bharatiya Temple located in Troy, MI. I was there yesterday (10/10) with my wife. Yesterday was Karwa Chauth - "a ritual of fasting observed by married Hindu Women". For more on Karwa Chauth check out about.com.
Here's a picture of Karwa Chauth prayers in progress taken at Bhartiya Temple, Troy, MI on (10/10).
Monday, October 09, 2006
Primary School in India deals with drunk children
This shocking story comes via BBC (thanks to Dave Mallya for the tip).
Primary School children in a tribal village of Zitapatti in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India use to come drunk to school. Apparently in this village consumption of alcohol - mostly prepared from the fruit of the local mahua flower - is routine, even for children.
Then one day a new principal came to school and things began to change. For more on this check out BBC
Sunday, October 08, 2006
Happy 64th Birthday to Amitabh Bachchan
Here's wishing Amitabh Bachchan a Bollywood Living Legend - Happy 64th Birthday (October 11th) and many....many more to come.
Here's a look at his birthplace on Google Maps along with some songs from his rookie years to present day.
Saturday, October 07, 2006
GO DETROIT TIGERS!!!!
Google Maps Mashup of Detroit Tigers - Date of Birth and Birth Places of Players.
Personal Financial Details for Sale
Thursday, October 05, 2006
India's most Trusted Celebrities
Times of India did a "dipstick" poll to find out which Indian celebrities people trust the most.
Here's a list of Indian Celbrities on Google Maps (showing their hometowns and a video from YouTube).
Topping the list were:
Aamir Khan (Bollywood Actor)
Amitabh Bachchan (Bollywood Actor) and
Rahul Dravid (Indian Cricket Captain) were tied
Shahrukh Khan (Bollywood Actor)
For more on the story check out Times of India.
Mashup of the Day - Top 10 Most Trusted Celebrities
Giant Bug in Google Maps
Take a look at this monster bug in Google Maps [via GoogleSightSeeing] crawling somewhere in Germany.
(Note: It turns out that this is a 1 mm bug stuck between the glass plate and the film during the scanning process)
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Mashing up Google Maps and Ethnic Dining in United States
In the Forbes article (issue 10/16) titled "Google Industrial Complex",this image of my Ethnic Dining Google Maps Mashup is shown (in print only).
The following note goes along with this image: "Map Mashups used to look like this chart of ethnic restaurants in Detroit. Now they're getting better looking, like this effort from HBO, where viewers can spot murder location from the The Sopranos"
(Image of HBO mashup is then shown)
One look at GoogleMapsMania or ProgrammableWeb and you can see how sophisticated the mashups are getting.
It was a tremendous honor though to have one my mashup images displayed in a reputed magazine like FORBES.
This mashup defaults to the Detroit Location, however this mashup is applicable to any zip code or city, state in United States.
Geocoding provided by Yahoo Geocoding API
Restaurant information by Yahoo Local API
Michigan Indian Community related Content moved to new location
Going forward all content related to Michigan Indian Community like Bollywood Movies, Indian Community Events will now be at a new location at michiganindia.mibazaar.com.
Take a look at michiganindia.mibazaar.com . I have added a Google Video Search Feature. Its pretty cool.
MIBAZAAR.COM will contain posts related to Google Maps and/or Google Satellite Views.
Monday, October 02, 2006
MIBAZAAR'S Google Maps Mashups
Welcome: Readers from FORBES, FORBES Blog, GoogleMapsMania and ProgrammableWeb
Here are my Google Maps Mashups
Dining and Groceries Mashups
and finally here's my GOOGLE MAPS MASHUPS book from WILEY PUBLISHERS which is due out by March 2007.