uses GPS to tell you the predicted time of the next bus. Google maps show buses in real time, and you can get updates on your phone/PDA. The coverage is limited to certain agencies within the US, so these other sites might be useful: Hopstop
covers subways and buses in NYC, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, DC, and more. (mobile version
) Google Transit
has many US metro areas in addition to Canada, Europe, and Japan. (previously)
Many more locations inside. [more inside]
posted by desjardins
on Oct 21, 2008 -
I though documenting my early sex life would be a perfect reason to use Polaroids to do something other than take naked pictures, yet to still play on the sexual identity of the medium. I lived in Alexandria from 1980 to 1999. These were my formative years and they determined the way I dealt with women.
A guy documents the spots in his old neighborhood
(SFW) where he got kissed, dumped, laid or confused as a kid, and tries to work out "what went wrong." (via
— both NSFW)
posted by nebulawindphone
on May 7, 2008 -
is a browser app using Google Maps to show Twitter comments as they happen in (more or less) real time.
posted by zardoz
on Mar 28, 2007 -
a Google Maps view of NYC, centered on Central Park
Google Maps has started displaying subway stops (with the names of the lines that serve each each stop) in New York City. Clearly this is a work in progress (full building outlines are available only in some parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn, and some subway stops currently list only one of the multiple trains that serve the stop). Still, this is excellent news not only for natives but also for tourists (whose only subway-map reference may be the significantly, sometimes radically "not to scale" version put out by the MTA).
posted by allterrainbrain
on Feb 9, 2007 -
Where in the world was your first kiss?
Share your memories with the rest of the world at WhereIHadMyFirstKiss, a fun Google Maps mashup site. Visitors can place a marker to indicate where on earth they were when they received their first kiss, and can leave comments to share their good (or bad) recollections of the event.
posted by amyms
on Jan 20, 2007 -
is a new site that enables bikers, hikers and runners to upload GPS info, along with photos and comments, from their routes that get mashed up with Google Maps to create an ever-expanding trail resource. Mostly Bay Area now but that is changing.
posted by fenriq
on Nov 29, 2006 -
is a Google Maps and happy-hour mashup. It includes mostly US cities, with decent Australian representation ... plus Paris, France and Windsor, Ontario. Sorry, direct city links don't seem to work.
posted by mrgrimm
on Oct 3, 2006 -
continuously tunes into different webcams, chasing the sunset around the globe [...]
complementing the increased efficiency and productivity associated with the internet." [via WMMNA]
posted by freebird
on Jun 2, 2006 -
Google Map NYC Subway Hack!
Like most New Yorkers, I do most of my intra-city travel via subway. Back when Google Maps
debuted, I sent in a request to have subway info added to the NYC maps.
The MTA's subway map
focuses on the train lines, with very little street info. But you need a map that shows both subway and street data to figure out which train(s) to take to a given destination... and while you can buy printed maps of this kind, I've never found one online -- until now.
Something called Google Transit
is in the works, but it only seems to cover Portland, OR at the moment. Thankfully, OnNYTurf has stepped into the breach with a beautiful, practical Google Maps hack
posted by Artifice_Eternity
on Dec 12, 2005 -
Is Kevin Bacon living near you?
I just watched Bacon's amazing performance
as a paedophile returning home after 12 years inside, where the public accessibility of the Sex Offenders Register brought about by (amongst other things) Megan's Law
is a plot-point. mapsexoffenders.com
is a google maps powered site which enables you to see just who is living on your block, and what they did to end up being tracked for life, even after paying their debt to society. Is this information just becoming too easily accessible - is it making the chances of lumpheaded reprisals too high?
posted by benzo8
on Nov 13, 2005 -
Virtual Earth from MSN
While I'm familiar with Google Maps
it was fun again to play around with Microsoft's response that was just released. In summary, allows you to pan/zoom around the US, and with a click of a button, see aerial/satellite imagery. This stuff is just soooo cool! ;-)
posted by RonZ
on Jul 23, 2005 -
The island seems to be Mexico's largest. Shows up on Google satellite
but not on the map
. Google Earth yields a few placenames, leading to finding the true name of the island: "Isla Tiburon" presently an ecological reserve
with the nickname "Shark Island". Aside from surrounding shark tours and an occasional visit by kayak
, it seems this place is lonely and untouched.
posted by thisisdrew
on Jul 20, 2005 -