Virtual Tourism

Virtual tourism, google maps mashup, google video

Google Maps Update

Google have added a new feature to Google Maps that allows maps to feature KML or GeoRSS data. Essentially this means that Google Maps can now show a lot of data that users have produced for Google Earth.

To get an idea of what is possible check out this map I quickly knocked up today, Kwideo. So far the map allows you to view;

  • USA Air Quality - updated hourly
  • Hurricane Tracker
  • New York Traffic Alerts
  • Recent Earthquakes
  • New York Weather
  • BBC News
  • Yahoo News
  • Major Soccer Stadiums
  • Minor League Baseball Stadiums
  • Major League Baseball Stadiums
  • US Navy Losses of WWII
  • Meteorite Impact Craters
  • The London Underground