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Came across this link on the GISUser website.

Google MapHack

Shows what 'ordinary' people are achieving with Google maps!

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There's a lot of cool stuff being done with Google Maps at the moment. Check out Mapki for some more samples.

In fact, the Cartotalk member map (link is up there) is a Google Maps application, reading the lat/lon fields directly from our member database.
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Not only is Google Maps getting interesting, but I find the development of Google Earth extremely interesting. It's a free 3d global browser for PC's (heavy-client) that uses a variant of XML (called KML) as its geospatial file format. The folks at FME gave KML a "thumb's up" and I forsee Google Earth becoming the "Adobe Acrobat" for GIS data. For sharing/presenting geospatial information to non-technical users it works really well.

We just converted our regional bikemap data to KML http://www.metro-reg...ArticleID=15341

I have found that http://www.ogleearth.com is a good blog for Google Earth and
http://explorer.altopix.com has a great collection of filtered locations on our wonderful planet for MSN's Virtual Earth, Nasa's Worldwind, Google Maps and Google Earth.

Have you also checked out Amazon's http://maps.a9.com ?

Things are getting increasingly spatially crazy! I just saw another mashup between HotorNot and Google Maps for viewing and locating singles... http://hotmaps.frozenbear.com

I wonder what the state of global information will be in a year from now as the democratization of spatial information advances.
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also see

www.flashearth.com

and... had to go back and dig for this one

http://www.pixeldeve...googleearth.asp

simply amazing!

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The Mapki site also has instructions on how to add your own custom map images to the Google interface. At the end it gives a link to instructions and scripts for Photoshop for cutting the map tiles.

I am definitely going to play with this soon.

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I've been doing some stuff with Google Earth for a client, plus a lot of Google Maps hacking on my own. So many cool things to try out, so little time... ;)
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