Bad Drivers and RottenNeighbor.com
This driver was unbelievable this morning. At the previous traffic lights, he pushed past a frail old couple unable to cross the road quickly enough for him. Of course he jumped this red light in front as well.
Why hide his number plate? Well, it put me in mind of RottenNeighbor.com
, a google maps mashup I was looking at this week. The site allows you to anonymously post information on a google map detailing your neighbours' alleged antisocial behaviour. It's getting loads of uncritical attention online but I feel really uneasy about it, it stinks of vigilantism and harassment.
Flickr and Yahoo maps improve Liverpool photography
Not sure if this is just Liverpool or the UK/Europe as a whole but Yahoo maps has added much greater photography detail for Liverpool. Yahoo maps is used by Flickr
for geolocation and the previous lack of detail has been frustrating. There is now photography to the greatest zoom level, where previously it stopped at level 4/5.
It's also interesting that, in view of Liverpool Vision's misguided whingeing about Google Earth images being out of date
, the new Yahoo photography looks very recent. The image above shows the Liverpool One development, including the recently completed car park. Just out of picture above is the sunken ferry landing stage...
The map view has also been improved, although it still shows a non-existent park off Liverpool's Hope Street.
Labels: flickr, liverpool, maps
Flickrvision - live photos on a world map
Fantastic, I've been waiting for this ever since I heard about Twittervision
. The same developer, Dave Troy
, has done the same thing with Flickrvision
. Photos uploaded to Flickr with geodata are displayed live on a googlemap generated map of the world. I could watch this stuff for hours.
Labels: flickr, googlemaps, maps
Futuresonic 2007 Google Map
Thought I'd have a quick try at using Google's new My Maps feature, a much simplified way of creating your own google maps. I've created this map of Futuresonic 2007 venues
. It's the venues only pinpointed onto a map, there's no attempt to provide any listings with it.
It was pretty easy to create (although it seemed to forget half the information I'd inputted at one point) and with a little more time adding the listings information and hyperlinks wouldn't have been difficult.
Searching for the venues themselves it was interesting how few have them had registered their location with Google. This is straightforward and free to do (there's a link to 'add my business information' on Google Maps) and as map links are shown above normal results it's an easy way to get to the top of search engine results pages.
Follow the Sun
Simple google map that shows which areas of the earth are in daylight at any particular point in time - Daylight map
Labels: googlemaps, maps
Liverpool Biennial 2006 Map
Another googlemap experiment, the Liverpool Biennial 2006 map
. Things to note:
The map draws together listings information from various sources. There are certainly mistakes and holes in these sources that will be repeated on this map.
The map will also contain its own mistakes.
The map is unofficial.
The map is not associated with any particular strand of the Biennial.
The map has not been tested for cross-browser compatibility.
The map is not comprehensive.
The map works like any other google map, you can zoom in and out, drag the map around, switch to satellite (photo) view or a hybrid.
I'm off on holiday for the next week, so no fixes for 7 days...
Labels: googlemaps, liverpool, liverpool biennial, maps
Google Maps Experiment
A google map showing location of images taken with mobile phone since 28 December 2005. Title of each marker links to enlarged image on Flickr.new folder moblog googlemapped
Labels: flickr, googlemaps, maps, moblog, test