Saturday, May 05, 2007

Yes, Google Maps Are Useful

And how! I started creating this map of interesting / useful stuff I discovered in Tokyo. I plan to expand it in the future. Note that this was done without any external tools and without uploading anything - directly in Google Maps web interface! Also note that when someone searches for "sushi" or "roller coaster" near Tokyo (and clicks on "See user-created contents"), he now automatically finds my placemarks in this map.

Also, yesterday I created a Google Map for someone just to explain where in Prague we should meet to walk the dogs and how to get there. One placemark and one line. It took a few seconds and I deleted it afterwards. But it's much easier than explaining it using words.

6 comments:

goonie said...

I've checked it anyway:)

Anonymous said...

Great work, amazing.

goonie said...

Here you go -->
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=cs&msa=0&msid=109678676899471078377.000001126650abff2ebe2&ll=49.205935,16.611328&spn=0.052264,0.11673&z=13&om=1
I did enjoy making it:) Try make one yourself and you'll see:)

michal said...

It's easy, nice and useful. I think I just invented SuperGeoTag.

Fuxoft said...

Michal: Whoops, I am doing something similar :)

michal said...

Fuxoft: Your map looks pretty comprehensive. But I was referring to those triangular "spotlights" I used for tagging photos taken from a long distance (where mere coordinates of the photographer say nothing).