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- Arab World Weather provides up to date weather forecasts of over all the major cities in the Arab World using Google maps, Google Chart, Panoramio, Open Weather Map, and World Weather Online APIs.
- Ridesharing site where users can store and search for rides all on a map. All contact between users is anonymous. NOTE: As of January 2007 this site has changed and is no longer the mashup described.
- Sounds from around the UK are geocoded, added to a map and made available for listening. Curated by the British Library, the sounds are contributed by the public.
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