Best New Mashups: Geolocation Mashups Using Google Maps, Foursquare and Twitter

Our mashup directory contains a number of popular tags that are related such as geolocation, location and gps. These kinds of mashups cover a variety of uses from helping hikers know their location, finding nearby friends, planning travel and even turning on a lamp. The mashups we'll look at today use Google Maps and foursquare amongst others. Read below for more details on each.

TrackProfiler - Trackprofiler is an online editor (and organizer) of GPS tracks. It is designed for hikers, mountaineers, mountainbikers, cyclists and more generally for people who use GPS devices for outdors activities. APIs used include: GoogleMapsElevation, GoogleMaps, GoogleAppEngine, AmazonS3. More at our TrackProfiler profile.

Travel Baseball Team Locator - This mashup allows travel baseball coaches to add their team to the map and communicate with other coaches directly from the mashup. APIs used include: GoogleMaps, GoogleGeocoding. More at our Travel Baseball Team Locator profile.

Hands Up - Hands Up uses FourSquare to help people find out who is around them. If you are at an event and you see someone else is there, you hold up your phone and wave hello. APIs used include: Foursquare. More at our Hands Up profile.

LampSquare - A social, mobile, local experiment. Turn on a lamp in Brooklyn by signing up and checking-in. APIs used include: Twitter, Twilio, Foursquare. More at our LampSquare profile.

Be sure to read the next Mashups article: Best New Mashups: Visualization Mashups Using Twitter, Google Earth and Bing Maps