Category Archives: mashups

Google introduces embeddable maps for your Web site

In the latest incarnation of widgets that let users slice-and-dice content, Google Maps is now allowing users to embed maps on Web sites. Several of Google’s other properties allow users to embed content, including YouTube’s embeddable videos and Picasa’s slideshows. … Continue reading

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A virtual tour of Whistler

I’ve uploaded and geotagged pictures from my ski trip to Whistler. You can see a map with the satellite view. (Judging by the lack of snow, it must have been summer when the satellite image was taken.) Geotagging will change … Continue reading

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Geotagging the world with Flickr

At long last, Flickr has released a geotagging interface. Geo tagging is the process of applying longitude and latitude data to assets – in Flickr’s case, to images. Why would you want to do this? It’s easiest to explain with … Continue reading

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Google adds saved locations to maps – a first step

In letting users redraw the map, I talked about letting users save personal points of interest. Google recently added saved locations to its mapping product to let people enter requests such as “pizza near home”. The interface is a little … Continue reading

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Personal mashups – letting users re-draw the map

The Google Maps API has been a runaway success, allowing developers around the world to create mashups marrying Google maps with data on a variety of topics, including craigslist real estate, taco trucks in seattle, flickr pictures, cellphone reception and … Continue reading

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