Gravity's rainbow on a Google map.
Tuesday, January 13th, 2009
Friday, November 21st, 2008
WiFi hotspots in Brighton (including passwords where required) courtesy of Josh.
Wednesday, March 19th, 2008
The first of the We Tell Stories series is online. It's a clever piece of storytelling using Google Maps to full effect.
Monday, March 3rd, 2008
Thursday, November 29th, 2007
The new "you are here" feature on the mobile version of Google Maps looks, as Matt Jones said, "indistinguishable from magic." But it doesn't work on my phone. Grrr...
Wednesday, October 10th, 2007
Ian Lloyd gets search results for curry houses in Swindon from Google Maps to his phone in less than 60 seconds. All thanks to hCard.
Monday, September 10th, 2007
There's something very Gibsonesque about this real world mashup of Google Maps and Amazon's Mechanical Turk.
Tuesday, July 31st, 2007
W00t! This is a biggie! Google Maps now returns its listing results in hCard. Now you can do one-click export to your address book (or phone).
Friday, May 11th, 2007
This is so so childish but here you go: rude place names on Google Maps.
Sunday, April 29th, 2007
Track Cindy and Jason on their trip across the country... mashup style.
Friday, March 23rd, 2007
Google gets behind GeoRSS. This is good. Somewhere, Mikel Maron is doing a little dance.
Sunday, March 18th, 2007
A mesmerising mashup of Twitter and Google Maps. I could watch this all day.
Thursday, March 1st, 2007
Gareth has mashed up Google Maps with meatspace geek gatherings in the UK.
Friday, November 17th, 2006
Find the antipodes of your location. Remember, most of the world is ocean.
Thursday, June 29th, 2006
This is an astoundingly brilliant mashup: Overheard in New York meets Google Maps. It's fan-bloody-tastic and remarkably fast for all the data it contains.
Tuesday, April 4th, 2006
Version 2 of Google's Maps API is out. Changes, changes, read all about it.
When mashups attack
One of the latest in the long line of map mixes is Galker Stalker. It takes user-submitted celebrity sightings and displays them on a map of Manhattan.
Has Nick Denton gone too far this time? George Clooney certainly thinks so. Of course, for a site like Gawker, any publicity is good publicity. Jessica and Jesse are just so excited that George Clooney has noticed their existence.
Saturday, March 4th, 2006
The standard of panels looks really good this year. As usual, it’s going to be difficult to choose which ones to attend and which ones to pass up. I remember at last year’s conference, I had the constant feeling that there was probably something really good happening somewhere at every moment and I was missing it… but I was missing it for something equally good. That’s a nice, if somewhat frustrating feeling.
But the panels and presentations are just one part of Southby. The real value of Geekstock is the pressing of the flesh and the meeting of the minds. I met so many wonderful people last year, it was astounding. I mean, by the sheer law of averages, I should have come across at least a few assholes, right? Nope. Salt of the earth, those webby geeks.
Instead of posting a list of panels I’m thinking of attending, I thought I’d put together a page of much more useful information: parties I plan on going to. To use the term du jour, I’ve “mashed up” hCalendar with Google Maps and here’s the result:
If you’re going to be in Austin, and just in case you’re wondering where I’m going to be on any given evening, just make use of Austin’s ubiquitous WiFi to pull up that page. I want to make it easy as possible for you to join me for a beer.
Sunday, August 14th, 2005
A handy guide to using a wrapper for the Google Maps API.
Sunday, July 17th, 2005
You'd think someone in the architect's office would have spotted this.