Google Maps mash-ups are becoming all the rage, thanks to caffeine fueled geeks. What’s most interesting is the many forms these mash-ups are taking. In Vancouver, they are using GMaps to search wireless-enabled cafes. Glenbrook Networks has launched a new mash-up that marries jobs with Google maps. (Excellent!) Folks at MetroFreeFi.com have unleashed a GMap of wireless hot-spots in cities like San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago and New York.
Esme should be really happy with this development. I love this Mash-up which focused on rental/sales of real estate in the San Francisco Bay Area. Talk about unintended circumstances. I think Google did not plan it this way, but it happened.
By the way, here is an easy guide to building your won GMap mash-up. Google has finally released an API for developers to use the maps without hacking them. Ryan MacCarthy writes and explains, “With Google’s new API, there is likely to be a lot more innovation from a lot more people now that the platform has opened up. MetroFreeFi is one of the first web sites to use the new API in large scale (as opposed to smaller, experimental efforts)… ”