I am glad to see someone takes me seriously. Amir from Austrolabe took my suggestion on a Google Maps mash-up and ran with it. The result can be seen here.
He has taken up to nine news feeds and the map then takes a pretty fair guess at where the story relates to. The locations are not always perfect, but most are spot on. The feeds are user selectable, with the BIS feed being the default.
If you have any feedback, suggestions etc., feel free to email using the link on the page or just post them here. If you know of good news links with reliable place names embedded within them he may be open to adding them in.
In the mean time, enjoy – if you find it useful, bookmark it.
First one to work out what building the map considers to be the centre of the world and identify it here in a comment wins a prize.
15 November, 2007 at 21:18
Andrew, is it this one?
The BIS tower!?
15 November, 2007 at 21:21
On the map, this is very interesting to see. When playing with it, I think it would be useful if the placemarkers for each feed were a different colour. It could show nicely the geographical biases/focuses of the various feeds. And helps them remain a little clearer.
15 November, 2007 at 21:54
Thanks Steven – I will pass the suggestion on.
16 November, 2007 at 14:38
Good idea. I’ll see what I can do when I get a minute.
17 November, 2007 at 22:27
Rocket Trip: flash 3d game with google maps from Caymaya
i like this google application very much , hey !that really good!
(Admin note – I see this comment as being pretty close to out and out spam, So I have removed the link from the title and put it here. If you want to go there and see a rocket based flash game, go ahead – but I will not be promoting this on search engines. If you believe this treatment unfair, please let me know.