Google Maps Mania is a mashup-of mash-ups. The site collects and displays map mash-ups created with the Google map API. There are maps of just about anything; historical spots, celebrities, beer spots, milk farms. You name it, it’s probably there. Embedding some unique or useful maps into your blog provides engaging content for your readers.
You can also use Google Maps to create your own maps of your local community, the sky is the limit for content.
Many of the maps are very local specific. Here a are a few of the more interesting ones:
- New York City Live Music Map
- New Orleans Murder Map
- DC’s Snow Plow Response to Snowmaggedon
- Black Collar Crime (committed by someone affiliated with a religious institution)
- Historical San Francisco
- Chicago Wine Shops
- Celebrity Sightings in Toronto
- Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald (one of my favorite songs, song inlcuded)
- Phoenix Food Map
- Coral Gables Coffee and Cupcakes (this one is by me)
Bonus: Lord of the Rings Map (for geeks like me)
I bet with a little searching, you will find more than one map for your blog readers. If you create maps, submit them to GoogleMapsMania for added exposure.
Have a favorite Google Map? Post it in the comments below….
March 16, 2010 at 3:47 pm
wow, I just wasted about 45 mintues tracking random flights and boats!
March 17, 2010 at 1:27 pm
isn’t crazy how you can become absorbed in some things that don’t affect your life at the current moment at all. but it is all so interesting!
Corona homes for sale
March 16, 2010 at 8:45 pm
That’s is really cool, its amazing how technology is moving so fast. Fast then the tanker I was tracking.
March 17, 2010 at 3:52 pm
faster than a speeding bullet
March 17, 2010 at 12:48 am
That was fun!
March 17, 2010 at 8:43 pm
glad you liked it
March 17, 2010 at 1:08 am
I’ve made several maps. I like this one that outlines the sub-neighborhoods of East Nashville – one of the areas I work:
March 18, 2010 at 6:02 pm
March 17, 2010 at 3:09 am
fun. I just looked at the beer belly map.
I’d found a local goth girls cemetery map on Google last summer and thought that was interesting.
March 17, 2010 at 9:34 pm
goth girl cemetery map! you are crazy indeed Maureen! but that is the fun of the maps, really wacky stuff!
March 17, 2010 at 5:34 pm
I need a full time assistant just for this type of work! The technology is amazing yet time-consuming!