Virtual Tourism

Virtual tourism, google maps mashup, google video

Google Developer Day

Today Google held a developer day in ten different locations around the world. At the event Google announced a number of developments centred on Google Maps.

The one that excited me most was Google Mapplets. Google Mapplets are Google Gadgets for maps. They are mini-applications that you can embed within the Google Maps site. I have quickly hacked together a mapplet that links to all the videos of Rome on Virtual Tourism.

To preview the Virtual Tourism mappplet right click on the link and select 'copy link location'. Then go to Google Mapplets. On this page click on the 'Add by URL' link (to the right of the search box) and paste in the link you saved. Then click on the 'Back to Google Maps' link in the top left of the page. You should then be able to select the Virtual Tourism mapplet.