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- The Live Sports Map is a Google Maps with sports scores and news. Scores are plotted on the home teams stadium or arena with a link to zoom in on the satellite photo. News stories are plotted on the...
- Using carpark information and map information from OneMotoring.com.sg and Google Maps respectively, users can have a birds-eye view of all the parking costs in Singapore.
- Real time Google maps of current parking availability in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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It's funny that when I talk to people in the travel industry about mashups and APIs, most of them get glazed looks in their eyes. Throw in terms like location based services or geospatial awareness and I've lost them. What most of them don't realize is that the majority of the travel apps that are starting to come out, both online and for mobile are mashups that are relying on location awareness and geospatial data. Many of them, like Pocketvillage are a consumer interface on top of a variety of APIs all normalized for a single homogenous user experience. That's right, it's essentially a metasearch tool that pulls in content from a variety of sources including Viator, GetYourGuide, TourCMS, Rezgo, AirBnB, and many others. What differentiates a metasearch like Pocketvillage from other metasearch applications however, is the fact that with location based services enabled, Pocketvillage can return content based on your current location. The issue right now however is that not all geo data is equal. Not all APIs provide geolocation information and some return it based on different criteria.
The globe is abuzz with talk about a possible Swine Flu pandemic, and mashups are helping people who want to track the progress of the disease. Here are some these brand new mashups built using both the Google Maps API and the Twitter API.
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