Sunday, October 02, 2011
Google Maps of the Week
Chaos in Your Town was the stand out use of the Google Maps API this week.
This application lets you create a blockbuster robot film featuring your very own street and house. Using Google Maps Street View as the background to the scenes Chaos in Your Town creates an incredible Flash based movie that shows robots walking down your street, targeting your house and blowing it to kingdom come.
It also blew me away!
The Web 2 Map is a metaphor of the internet, as seen by the organisers of the Web 2.0 Summit. The map uses the Google Maps API with custom map tiles to create an atlas of the internet today.
This year the map also includes a clever data layer that creates cities on the map based on the size and activities of different companies.