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- Mashup to help you find a cigar-friendly restaurant, bar, or lounge.
- Google Maps mashup of the Detroit Tigers players and where they are from. Popups include photos and links to detailed stats.
- Sad tweets are grabbed from Twitter and illustrated via pictures from Flickr. Sometimes the pictures and the text are not a perfect match. Other times the matches seem profound.
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In the northern hemisphere, we're coming into summer--prime traveling season. So, let's look at some of the best new mashups that help you travel the way you want to. For many, one of the things we always do on a trip is try to find cheap hotels near a specific place, be it a friend's house or an event venue. Or, maybe you're looking for something city-specific. And, for those stuck in an office, you can always live vicariously through your friends and their travel photos.
Last week at Where 2.0, Yahoo's Gary Gale discussed "geosetta", the concept of a geographic Rosetta Stone, which allows for a unified conversion of geographic namespaces based on different geographic reference identifiers (e.g., Yahoo's Where on Earth ID, or WOEID). The idea behind geosetta is that developers should be able to easily identify and cross reference a location among multiple service providers despite any disparities that may be inherent in the respective namespaces.
Following-up on yesterday's post on the best new mashups, here is another notable mashup from this past week, yesterday's Mashup of the Day: Gaiagi Driver. What is it? It's a mashed-up 3D driving simulator that uses a lot of web APIs across multiple windows to create a unique driving experience. Give it a starting and ending address and it follows the path created by the directions and shows your present position in four different views:
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