Cloud Computing: Follow NCAA March Madness with Google Web Apps

 
 
By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2010-03-19
 
 
 

Follow NCAA March Madness with Google Web Apps

by Clint Boulton

Follow NCAA March Madness with Google Web Apps

Tourney Map

Google created the map to the left to show the key locations for the tournament. The East division is indicated by a blue pin; South with green; Midwest with red; and West with cyan. Access the full College Basketball Tournament 2010 map here.

Tourney Map

No. 1 Seeds

Those 4 pins with a dot in the center represent the No. 1 seeds: Kansas, Kentucky, Duke and Syracuse. Clicking on them surfaces more information about the schools.

No. 1 Seeds

Browse Other Teams

On the left of the large tournament map is a list of the arenas hosting games for the tournament.

Browse Other Teams

Facilities

Clicking on these links reveals more info on the schools hosting games.

Facilities

Google Earth

All 14 arenas for the tourney are depicted in the 3D Buildings layer in Google Earth. See them in this video.

Google Earth

Google College Basketball 2010

Google also created this Web page with additional Google tools for tracking the tournament.

Google College Basketball 2010

Tourney Gadget

From that page, click to add a gadget to your iGoogle page so you can track basketball game scores in near real time. Just don't let your boss catch you.

Tourney Gadget

March Madness in Real-time

Check out what fellow B-Ball fans are saying about the games from Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and other sources here in real time.

March Madness in Real-time

Google Bracket

Forget to fill out a bracket? We won't tell. Use this bracket template from Google Docs.

Google Bracket

Tournament Function

The bracket template comes courtesy of the Google Tournament function, which returns data for games occurring during the NCAA Division I Basketball Championship for men's and women's teams. Use this tool to create your own brackets, then see your predictions evaluated after the two games that determine the final result are over.

Tournament Function

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