Posts Tagged ‘mashup’

Track swine flu outbreak using Google Maps

April 27th, 2009 1 comment

We’za gonna DIE!  No, I’m not channeling Jar-Jar Binks – I refer to the horrors of swine flu, delivered to us courtesy of Mexico and legions of drunk college spring breakers who just couldn’t stay the frak out of a country despite US State Department warnings about drug gang turf wars.  Well now the rest of us are going to pay for their partying.  To track the status of the pandemic-wanna-be, Google user Niman has mashed Google Maps with the CDC’s confirmed case identifier to show us where the spots of doom are showing up.  Maybe those Japanese and their surgical masks aren’t so crazy looking now after all, eh?

View H1N1 Swine Flu in a larger map

How safe is YOUR location?

via CenterNetworks

Share the Pizza

February 28th, 2009 No comments

We live in one of the fattest cities in the US, so I don’t know if this site is a good thing or a bad thing, but if pizza is your thing, then check out Pizzashare.  It mashes together Google Maps with a social network of dedicated pizza fans to provide listings of pizza places in your area.  The interesting thing is that the more people list a place, the “bigger” that place becomes on the map.  Gives you a quick visual way to see what the most popular pizza places are in your neighborhood.  Check it out:

snapshotThis is the Pizzashare map of my zip code.  The big red dot represents the Couch Tomato, which is probably one of the most popular pizza places in my neighborhood.  Given that I live in an area where there is a pizza place literally every other block (I think they have some sort of non-compete clause that prevents them from having a shop on every block), the fact that Couch Tomato garnered 10 votes is a pretty big deal.  Especially considering that this is a fairly new site.