Tuesday, April 27, 2010

White House Trees in 3D #googlemaps

By now most of you have heard that Maps can be viewed in 3D in Google Maps. This is awesome. During Barack Obama's run up to becoming United States President, I had created "Obama Journey Maps". One of the journey maps I had created was using Google Earth API. So after yesterday's announcement I decided to revisit Obama Journey Map. I noticed something which I did not notice before. The 3D view of White House has been there for a while.. but now even the trees surrounding the White House are in 3D. Maybe I noticed this late, the view though is awesome. Here is a image grab from Google Maps 3D.

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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

A year ago today - Journey to White House

A year ago today Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of the United States. At the time I had Google Mapped his journey which began from his birth place in Honolulu, Hawaii to White House. Here it is: (If you would like to embed this in your website, I have provided the code below)

View Larger Map

<iframe width="425" height="425" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="http://www.mibazaar.com/obama_igoogle.html"></iframe><br /><small><a href="http://www.mibazaar.com/obama_igoogle.html" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left">View Larger Map</a></small>

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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Geo Tagged Videos - Obama's European Tour

Barack Obama is nearing the end of his European Tour. There is quite a bit of reporting on his European Trip on YouTube. Here's a list of geo-tagged videos which I compiled from YouTube and which are shown on Google Maps.

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Monday, January 19, 2009

Barack Obama Inauguration Parade Route

I plugged in the start and end location of the Barack Obama Inauguration parade route in "Google Earth Driving Simulator" and then screen captured it and uploaded it to YouTube. Here it is:

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Barack Obama Inauguration - YouTube Videos

Check out what and from where the world is uploading videos to YouTube as it relates to upcoming inauguration of Barack Obama.

Also check out Barack Obama's Journey from Honolulu, HI to White House.
Google Maps Version
Google Earth Version

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Monday, December 29, 2008

Video Capture of Barack Obama's Journey

Couple of days back I had created a Google Earth version of Barack Obama's Journey to White House. This mashup requires Google Earth Plugin. For those who have not downloaded Google Earth Plugin, I did a screen capture (video) of Barack Obama's Journey. Here's how it looks.

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Monday, December 15, 2008

Barack Obama's journey - A Google Earth View

I have created a Google Earth View of Barack Obama's Journey from his birthplace in Honolulu, Hawaii to White House. This view also has video highlights from his
  • speech at Democratic Convention in Boston - 2004
  • Presidential Campaign Launch - Springfield, IL
  • Speech at Democratic Convention in Denver, CO
  • Victory Night speech at Grant Park, Chicago, IL
(Note: This mashup requires Google Earth Plugin).
(BTW if you are interested: About Me - A Google Earth Version)

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Friday, November 07, 2008

Barack Obama victory celebrations (YouTube + Google Maps)

Here's a Google Maps Mashup which I put together last night which captures geo tagged YouTube videos which relates to Barack Obama Victory Celebrations.
(Thanks to Keir Clarke of GoogleMapsMania for featuring this mashup)

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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Barack Obama - 44th President of United States

Wow!! What a Historic Night!! Happy to have witnessed this moment in history!!

Barack Obama's Journey

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Obama, Mccain, Biden and Palin Journey Maps - Mapplets and Gadgets

A reminder that now you can view Obama, McCain, Biden and Palin Journey Maps as a Google Gadget or a Google Maps Mapplet.

Here are the links: (Note: To stop the autoplay feature click on either the forward or back arrows)

Gadgets for your website:

Barack Obama's Journey

John McCain's Journey

Joe Biden's Journey

Sarah Palin's Journey

Google Mapplets (view it at maps.google.com)

Barack Obama

John McCain

Joe Biden

Sarah Palin

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Election '08 Twitter Chatter

Did you watch Saturday Night Live? It was hilarious. Tina Fey looks so much like Sarah Palin. Last I checked on Twitter there were lot of folks talking about SNL.

Check out who and from where folks are talking about Sarah Palin and Lipsticks and Saturday Night Live and other Presidential Candidates in this Mashup of Google Maps + Twitter + YouTube Videos.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

VEEPSTAKES - Who will Barack Obama and John McCain choose?

I wonder if the VP selection committee at both Obama and McCain campaigns, have made use of Google Trends to help them narrow the list of candidates.

I have put together a Google Maps Mashup of Google Trends + Possible VP Candidates which might provide some help. This mashup shows the top 10 cities in United States where the search is originating for a given candidate. This list can be filtered by date and individual US State. The mashup also shows you links to news articles which caused a spike in search.

What about folks who just don't care? Looks like folks in Syracuse, NY don't care about anything :)

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Monday, June 30, 2008

Barack OBama Events in your State or Zip Code Mapped!

Are you Barack OBama supporter/fan? Then check out this Google Maps Mashup of "Upcoming Barack OBama Events" in your Zip Code or State. The data source for this Google Maps Mashup is "barackobama.com".

What? Free Strawberry Daquiri at OBama event in Michigan!!

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Sunday, June 22, 2008


This is Great!!. Just noticed a huge spike in traffic from maps.google.com and the reason is that they not only have a link to "Elections '08 Gallery" which has 2 of my maps (OBama and McCain "Journey of Life"), it also has under the "Browse Popular Maps", my "New 7 Wonders of the World Google Maps Mashup". Here's a image from maps.google.com.

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Friday, January 04, 2008

Barack Obama - Front Runner in the White House Race

Last Night was a huge night for Barack Obama. He beat out Hillary Clinton and John Edwards in the IOWA Caucuses. Barack Obama has now a real shot at this.

I checked out Wikipedia to trace Barack Obama's journey from his birth place (Honolulu, Hawaii) to possibly the White House. I translated my findings from Wikipedia into Google Maps Mashup which maps out Barack Obama's journey.

Related: 2008 US Presidential Candidates - Google Maps Mashup

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