Google Maps Find History, Old Maps, Pinball Joints, Ships and Planes
There's always a fascinating world to explore using the technology of Google Maps and the creativity of Websites.Google Maps can take Website visitors to amazing places for adventures and exploration or to see beautiful places and cool possibilities around the world. And it's all done using the magic of the Google Maps API, which allows Website builders to bring "life" to maps and give them new uses, meanings and interpretations. Here are some examples that eWEEK found to be insightful, fun and intriguing.
The Living New DealTo help pull the United States out of the Great Depression, the federal government invested millions of dollars from 1933 to 1943 to create new jobs and get Americans back to work constructing public works projects around the nation. Communities got new post offices, federal buildings, roads, schools, courthouses, airports, parks and public artworks. There are probably Works Projects buildings in your own communities, and you can see many of them on The Living New Deal Website, which was built using the Google Maps API. "Because these public works were rarely marked, the New Deal's ongoing contribution to American life goes largely unseen," according to the site. "Given the New Deal's scale and impact across America, it seems inconceivable that no national register exists of what the New Deal built. The Living New Deal is making visible that enduring legacy."
This is a fascinating site, recently discovered by the unofficial GoogleMapsMania, where visitors can click on towns and cities and see the Works Projects and learn more about them. The project, which began in 2006, aims to inventory, map and publicize the achievements of the New Deal and its public works across all 50 states, and visitors to the site can even contribute their own insights and suggest projects that should be added to the registry.