Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Google Maps Mashups: Mexico, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Belize

Puerto Vallarta Hotel Map (Mexico) - This mashup for the vacation hotspot of Puerto Vallarta will let you scope out resorts, view photos and check hotel information.

Punta Cana Hotel Map (Dominican Republic) - This tourism mashup shows accurate locations of resorts in the Dominican Republic vacation destination of Punta Cana. Includes photos, hotel information, and useful links.

The creator of both of these above mashups has this to say about the effort to create them: "Both mashups were labor intensive since all hotel databases had inaccurate lat/lon for many hotels. So my solution was to zoom in and look for each hotel. But since we are looking at rooftops, it was difficult to determine which property was which. I finally found the one characteristic that is unique for each hotel - the odd shaped (and unique!) swimming pools that both destinations have!"

Barbados By Map:

Barbados By Map is a great mashup that will help you get acquainted with this island nation. If you're heading to Barbados on holiday locate Airports, Towns/Villages, Beaches, Cultural Centers, Dive Sites, Golf Courses, Natural/Eco Attractions, Nightclubs and many more attractions and places of interest. If you're planning on staying at a resort, use this mashup to get a little adventurous and plan an excursion of your own! [Via ProgrammableWeb]

Belize: BelizeMapia - Explore Belize with photos, and videos plotted on a Google Map. Features information about hotels, attractions, restaurants and real estate.

More Google Maps exploration for the area:

Don't forget that Google Maps now has updated street/road maps for the following countries in this region: Aruba, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama

Explore this region further using Wikimapia, or check popular locations in each of these countries by looking through this list of countries on Satellite-Sightseer.com or use these Google Mapplets: Flickr & Panoramio geotaggedphotos, WeatherBonk and Wikipedia
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