Thursday, June 14, 2007 Google Maps Local Explorer

The Local Explorer is a great new community guide powered by Google Maps which covers the Washington, D.C., area and various Maryland and Virginia communities. Mashed up on the map are recent area home sales, crime incidents and schools. You can also map fire and police stations, restaurants, bars, hospitals, movie theaters and more. It also has facts and figures, local news, classifieds and upcoming events within a great user interface! has long been an innovator of Google Maps applications. Past projects include: Faces of the Fallen and Clinton's Golden Voice, as well as the Washington Post's subway tabloid-daily Express which produces "MetroLinks" (very similar to Local Explorer).
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