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- If the earth were a sandwich. Fun way to find the antipodal, oposite side, point for any place on the earth. See them both side-by-side and drag them around. From Ze Frank.
- By combining the Motel 6 property database with a list of attractions and cross-indexing them in Google Maps, the Attraction Finder functions as a searchable trip planner. Also, make a reservation...
- A nice way to see the any location side-by-side in Google and Yahoo Maps. Even dragging one map drags the other.
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