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Mashup Idea: Where are my friends?

Last week I went to San Francisco for work and then a bit of a break. I knew I had friends in SF, but couldn’t remember everyone. I touched base with a couple before heading out that way and set up plans, but once in the state got a message from another friend that I forgot lived there! There are many apps out there with location information, Tripit for example  [ Read More ]

Mapping Friends

I’ve been on the road a lot this month and last and have had friends on Facebook and Twitter comment on my Foursquare checkins asking why I didn’t let them know I’d be in their area. Well the reason is simple – I can’t remember where everyone I’m friends with lives This is the new world of virtual relationships and for me many of these relationships are just as good  [ Read More ]

Google Maps Labs

Okay this is just sad. Apparently Google Maps has had a link to Labs since at least February, but I just noticed it today. I have used Labs before in my email and like the idea of adding new features to Google Maps – i just wish I was more observant and had seen this sooner. My favorite new feature is the ability to draw a box on the map  [ Read More ]

Open Source ILS Maps

David Friggens, Systems Librarian at University of Waikato in New Zealand, has been releasing a series of mashups that are close to my heart. They are a series of maps of libraries that are using an Open Source ILS. Academic Libraries Public Libraries Special/Corporate Libraries The maps pull data from libwebcats (another project I love very much) and plot the libraries on a Google Map. Since libwebcats depends on libraries  [ Read More ]

Map Mashups

Today I taught mashups for InfoLink at the Clark public library. We did some simple Google Maps mashups just to get a feel for it. Then when catching up on blog reading I found this article from CNet that talks about additional map tools. Google Maps is dynamic. Making customized maps through the service isn’t very difficult. But there are a variety of third-party tools on the Web that help  [ Read More ]

Google My Maps

From Library Journal: Let Mikael Jacobsen take you on a guided tour through the creation of customized and embeddable maps using Google’s My Maps. Be sure to read this month’s InfoTech feature (Google Maps: You Are Here) to see some innovative map uses at Franklin Park Public Library and elsewhere, and then check out the screencast below!

Google Street Views – New Locations

Back when street view was released for Google, I was hiding my head in 100 books, but I did bookmark the announcement. Now, Download Squad has pointed out that Google now has 6 new locations on street view – including Philadelphia! I could have used that a couple of weeks ago when I got turned around coming out of the subway and walked 6 blocks in the wrong direction!! Technorati  [ Read More ]

Google “My Maps”

I saw this new tab earlier but just ignored it (who needs another “my” tool?), but then I read what it was all about on Lifehacker and had to share. To add multiple layers of data points to your maps – like information about real estate prices, weather, earthquakes and movie showtimes – from the “My Maps” tab hit “Add content,” and watch all those third-party Google maps mashups get  [ Read More ]

Google Traffic

I was just playing with the new “traffic” button on Google Maps. It doesn’t look like Philly has this feature yet – but San Fran does and it looks like of interesting. The question I have is how up to date is this info? I don’t see any indication to help me with an answer. For now I’ll stick with the local news. Technorati Tags: google

Map Mashups

I've written about Google Maps Mania in the past. Today I found a nifty little site (with a cute interface) that finds the cheapest gas near you – Map Gase Prices.com. I don't know where it's getting it's data … but it didn't find my cheapest gas station ($2.14) but it may find one you didn't know about near you.

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