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More Mash-ups with Google Maps

Posted by: Rob Hof on July 27, 2005

The mash-ups keep on comin’, and Google Maps is leading the way. O’Reilly Radar has a roundup, including one tracks the space shuttle. just let me know that they’ve done a map mash-up (a map-up? Naah, guess not) for their site, where you can check out what people are saying about apartment complexes around the country. Eric Rodenbeck of Stamen Design, creators of Mappr!, which we wrote about, pointed me to an impressive, if depressing, map mash-up of U.S. fatalities in the Iraq war. If all that’s not enough, you can go hogwild at Google Maps Mania, where you can find links for everything from potholes in New York City to the delightfully juvenile Nuke your Ex. Keep ‘em coming (in the Comments, down there)….

Reader Comments

Ousama Abushagur

July 28, 2005 12:00 PM

Here is our own little attempt at helping travelers find the perfect hotel where they want to be. Check it out at



October 15, 2005 5:26 PM

This Google Maps implementation helps individuals locate fitness facilities such as gyms, athletic clus, pilates studios, etc.:


November 18, 2005 2:58 PM

Here's another mashup with Google and eBay. It's called

November 20, 2005 3:49 AM

The GymPost link does not work properly. Hopefully, this post will correct that deficiency.


December 21, 2005 11:08 AM

UK Geocoding

May 8, 2006 3:38 PM

If anyone's looking to do UK geocoding, you can get a pretty mean geocoder at

abe hoffman

July 13, 2006 11:29 AM integrates
how much homes SOLD for nationwide using the google mapping technology.
Simply select city and state from the city menu and click search.


July 24, 2006 12:00 PM, a “wiki” style map website encourages users to share their neighborhoods on the World Wide Web. Stickymap empowers the Web community by allowing its members to create markers, edit and remove content, and explore new areas. Stickymap uses Google’s Map technology and a unique wiki interface to allow users to post points of interest.


December 19, 2006 11:48 PM

Yet another cool travel mashup with a twist.
It allows you to categorize places and then you can edit places already there, "wiki style".
That and the ability to import, and export to your GPS make for a pretty powerful app.

Karl Bunyan

January 13, 2007 10:42 AM

Google maps are interesting but it's a sign of the current bubble that technology is being seen as valuable for its own sake. After all, showing things on a map isn't exactly revolutionary. Maps mashup maps mashup takes it one step further and shows you where all the map mashups are on a maps mashup.

tornado history

January 27, 2007 11:16 AM

Plot the location and path (if available) of any US tornado from 1950-2005. Based on official National Weather Service data. You can search for tornadoes by date, state, fujita scale, or county.


February 25, 2007 10:28 PM

One for the motorcyclists out there:


February 27, 2007 2:04 AM

Online interactive travel map of Tasmania. Search the map for accommodation, car rental, tours and attractions. Let the Trip Builder suggest a unique trip based on your budget and preferences.

London Is Flat

May 11, 2007 7:10 PM

Google Maps in combination with raw data from UK real estate sites and served together as a property search engine: Nestoria (London and UK).


October 4, 2007 7:59 PM

One of the first real travel mashup sites is They have mashups that combines Google map with Open Wiki Style Travel Guides, Community Driven Restaurant Reviews, Airfare Search, Flickr Photo Streams, and soon to be added Weather and Hotel Reviews. Travature's premise is to give you a sort of complete look at any location your considering traveling to.

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