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More Google Map Goodies

I mentioned before about the fun people are having with Google Maps. Lately, the web is all abuzz about all the cool things that people are doing and finding. So far, my favorite (just because of the pure usefulness of it) goes to this great hack that places all the For-Sale/Rent listings on Craigslist onto Google Maps with nice color coding by price. People also have discovered interesting results when you're searching for "cocksuckers near NYC." Conspiracy theorists around the world have been entertained by the Area 51 shots (as has Greg).

Google's blog is getting in on the fun including links to an airline graveyard and somebody with too much time on their hands. They've also come up with a map that shows where the most people are searching. Wired has a good article on fun spottings and perljam has a large listing as well.

And for those of us that never leave the house, here's a good way to do some sightseeing.

On a totally unrelated note, did you know you could get Google Facts and other Google info sent to your mobile phone via SMS? That was news to me. Search on the go -- I love it and just wish I didn't have such a crappy cell phone when it comes to reading this stuff (I have a Nokia 2260, just because it was free, but I'm not a huge fan of the thing).

Posted by Jake on 04/17/05 @ 05:33 PM
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