Many professional and part-time map addicts have created useful Google Maps mashups that show you the latest info in real time. Check out these ten Google Maps mashups to be in the know before anybody else.
Views of the news
Project Name: AP News + Google Maps
This visualisation shows the latest AP News stories by location. You can see where things are happening in the country by clicking on the National News section, or you can see where the latest news is happening in sports, business, and technology. You can also click on all sections to see all the latest headlines on one map. No international headlines, unfortunately.
Project Name: UFOStalker.com
If you want to keep up-to-date on the latest UFO sightings, then this is the Google Maps mashup for you. The site pulls in the latest UFO sightings reported from the site feed of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), a non-profit organisation that investigates cases of UFO sightings. Click on any reported event to find out all the creepy details (photos included).
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