One of the fantastic things about Google Maps, is that it’ s quite easy to build interesting map mashups.
In this post, we’ll look into a small fraction of the strange, interesting or impressive Google Maps Mashups that can be found on the web.
Open Beer Map
Isn’t it a nice thought, that no matter where you go in the world, you can easily find a local high quality brewery with good beer. This seems to be the idea behind The Beer Mapping Project. You can currently find and add Breweries in 13 countries.
If you’re traveling a lot, HealthMap can be a very important site to check. HealthMap collects disease information from sources around the world and combines these data in this very useful mashup. You can see where the disease has been reported and read further information from the source
At webcamVue you find a very impressive mashup with more than 5000 webcams from around the world. You can view webcams by country or category. Funny enough the swimming pool category seems to be very popular…
Track This Now
With the Track This Now mashup, you can search in news resources from all over the world, and see what is written about a specific topic around the world.
If I dig a deep hole
Have you ever wondered where you would end, if you digged a infinitely deep hole straight through the center of the Earth? With the If I Dig a very deep hole mashup, you can now finally get the answer to this very important question.
Live Ships Map
This mashup is very impressive. Live Ships Map displays the real time positions of ships around the world. For each ship you can find information about current speed, destination and facts about the ship.
If you like outdoor activities, you’ll love this mashup. The idea behind the WalkJogRun mashup is that you can easily draw your local running routes on the maps, and thereby measure the distances as well as see- and get inspiration from other running routes in the area.
Have you ever thought of the consequences of a asteroid or nuclear weapon making damage to your neighborhood. Now you can peacefully sit at home and simulate what kind of damage these different threats might have to your home or any other place on earth with the Ground Zero mashup.
Are you curious about the Twitter trends around the world, then Trendsmap gives you a great overview. The mashup displays the top tags from Twitter in real time on Google Maps
Behind this strange name, you’ll find a mashup including Google Street View and Twitter. You simply search for a city, and then you can see the street views from the latest tweets from Twitter users in this city. Stweet is a interesting way to see new locations in known cities.