Monday, July 17, 2006

Overheard in New York + Google Maps = Overplot

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Do you ever take part in or overhear an interesting conversation that you'd like to share with others? If this conversation has taken place in New York City there is a neat website called Overheard in New York that lets you submit this conversation for a possible mention on the blog's dated posts. Mihai Parparita, over at Persistent.info realized that "each quote has a pretty precise location attached to it". Mihai put his Google Maps mashup skills to work. "The result is overplot, a Google Maps API-powered visualization of all of the quotes I could get my hands on." Read more information about how Mihai created this mashup here. Overplot is a pretty fun mashup to cruise around on and a lot of these "overheard conversations are pretty funny. Here are a few good ones: "Tourist mom (In Times Square): Do not touch any of these people; they'll pull out a gun and shoot you." or.. "Tourist man (at Empire State Building): This building is going to be really tall by the time I get done with it." Enjoy!

For more New York City Google Maps mashups check here!
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