Random thoughts, news, events expressed via Google Maps, Google Earth, YouTube, Twitter API'S
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Google Maps now adds Traffic Layer
A Decade ago Today - North Hollywood Shootout
A Decade ago today, one of the bloodiest crimes of the 1990's took place in North Hollywood, California (Bank Robbery at the North Hollywood Branch of Bank of America on February 28th, 1997). Click here for more details.
Here's a Google Maps View of the North Hollywood Shootout (via Google Earth Community)
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Google's Australia Day Flyover now Live
Monday, February 26, 2007
Top 10 Most Powerful African Americans in Hollywood
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Academy Awards history on Google Maps
The 79th Academy Awards will be held on February 25th, 2007 at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood.
Here's a Google Maps Mashup of the Best Actors and Actresses from 1928 to present day. There's also YouTube video clips embedded in the Map for some of the actors and actresses.
A Decade ago today - Dolly the Sheep
A Decade ago today scientists at the Roslin Institute in Scotland, UK , announced the birth of a cloned sheep - Dolly, seven months after the fact.
Dolly the Sheep was born, July 5th, 1996 and died on February 14th 2003.
Dolly's stuffed remains lie at the Royal Museum in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Google Maps View - Royal Museum
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Track Annie on Google Earth and then on Google Maps
I came across an excellent post at OgleEarth. It talks about the National Geographic article which highlights illegal poaching of Chad's Elephants and also tracks Annie the elephant who carried a GPS collar. (Check out Annie's Journey and its sad ending on Google Maps)
Quoting from OgleEarth
The KMZ file contains a wealth of geospatial information about and around Chad's Zakouma National park — paths, roads, cultivated fields, animal sightings, photos, poacher camps... but the most poignant part is the time-stamped location readings of Annie the elephant, who carried a GPS collar for three months in 2006. We get to follow her and her herd around, but then on August 15 her path ends, as she's been killed by poachers.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Soar into the skies with this Google Maps Mashup
Microsoft's upcoming MSDN events on Google Maps
Monday, February 19, 2007
Happy Presidents Day
Paczki Day Google Maps Mashup
Sunday, February 18, 2007
50 Fattest Countries in the World
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Happy Flag Day Canada
Today February 15th is Flag Day in Canada. Here's a quiz. The adjacent image is a Google Maps view of a Canadian City. There is a maple leaf in it.
Monday, February 12, 2007
Viagra over the counter this Valentine's Day in Manchester, UK
Boots Pharmacies has chosen 3 of its pharmacies in Manchester, UK to sell the anti impotence drug Viagra, without the need for a prescription.
The 3 Boots stores according to Manchester Evening News is located on Market Street in Manchester city centre, the Trafford Centre and Merseyway in Stockport.
Google Maps View of Trafford Center
Google Maps View of Merseyway shopping center
Google Maps View of Boots Chemist at Market Street
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Valentine's Day Google Maps Mashup
Here' a Google Maps Mashup I created showing the locations of the following for any Zip Code in United States:
- Victoria's Secret
- Lover's Lane
- Movie Theaters
- Movie Showtimes
Friday, February 09, 2007
Top 99 Women for 2007 on Google Maps
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Google Maps Mashup Website Quiz
GoogleMapsMania (no cheating) is one of the websites (a popular Google Maps Mashup website) which I look at for Google Maps Mashup ideas. Can you guess or know which city GoogleMapsMania originates from