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.
Project Name: HealthMap
Hypochondriacs, look away. This map will show you all the latest news on global pandemics and infectious disease outbreaks. HealthMap pulls in the latest data from seven news sources: the World Health Organisation, Google News, ProMED Mail, GeoSentinel, EuroSurveillance, Moreover and the Wildlife Disease Information Node. HealthMap's aim is "to achieve a unified and comprehensive view of the current global state of infectious diseases and their effect on human and animal health".
Project Name: Where's the Bus?
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation supply a real-time feed of MBTA buses throughout the Boston area. This mashup by software developer Joe Shaw plots the location of buses in real time based on the public feed. To find out where the buses are, select a route from the site's drop-down menu.
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