This post is one I was convinced I had already posted – so much so I spent ten minutes checking my blog to find it!
My Microsoft colleagues will all have seen this so they get a free pass this week. At least I hope they know about Bing Maps Map Apps. I know you’re all familiar with maps on the web but these gems from Bing are often overlooked. What they give you is a tonne of great overlays on top of maps and you get to them by clicking the Map Apps button on the bottom left of the site.
Once you’ve clicked the button, you then have access to stuff like graffiti art spots – got to Shoreditch in London on the maps and click this link and you’ll see a load of Banksy locations. You can also see who’s twittering in a particular geographic location, what restaurants are there, sculptures, events and much more. The Worldwide Telescope map app is incredible and literally allow you to pick a point on the earth and look upwards to see what would be seen in the sky at that precise point in time.
Go take a look….I think you’ll like what you find.
Slightly freaky that when I originally wrote this post I realised I was sat in the building in Seattle where this stuff gets built. Weird….and cool.