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Mashup Resources

Mashup madness is sweeping the web and you too can be a part of it! Start small, have fun and be creative. Below are some resources to get you on your way to creating your own mashup masterpiece!

Mashup Must-Haves

The Ultimate Mashup Glossary - Ultimately the best go-to guide for mashup terms.

Google Maps API Code Cheatsheet - A visual example of what code should go where.

Helpful Resources on Google Earth, Google Maps, KML and the Google Maps API


Google Earth Resources
Google Earth User Guide http://earth.google.com/userguide/v4/
Google Earth Help http://earth.google.com/support/
Google Earth Community http://tinyurl.com/beq5z
Google LatLong http://google-latlong.blogspot.com/
Google Earth Blog http://www.gearthblog.com/
Google Map Resources
Google Map Help http://maps.google.com/support/
Google My Maps Help http://tinyurl.com/kjo4sx
Google Maps Mania Blog http://googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/
KML Resources
Google Code - KML Guide http://code.google.com/apis/kml/documentation/
Google KML Tutorial http://code.google.com/apis/kml/documentation/kml_tut.html
KML Interactive Sampler http://kml-samples.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/interactive/index.html
Google Earth Hacks (KML Library) http://www.gearthhacks.com/
Export2KML for ArcGIS http://arcscripts.esri.com/details.asp?dbid=14273
KML2SHP for ArcGIS http://clear.uconn.edu/tools/kml_to_shp/index.htm
DNRGarmin http://tinyurl.com/dnrgarmin
Embed KML Gadget http://tinyurl.com/mapgadget
Google Map API Resources
Google Maps API Reference http://code.google.com/apis/maps/documentation/reference.html
Google Code Playground http://code.google.com/apis/ajax/playground/#map_simple
CLEAR's API Guide http://clear.uconn.edu/training/maps/gmap_code.htm

 

Examples: Mashups, Mashups, and More Mashups!

Mapdango - An extensive Google Maps mashup that lets you explore locations with helpful information including weather (WheatherBug), photos (Flickr), facts (Wikipedia), events (Eventful), news (Google News) and more!

Cost2Drive - Accurately predict the cost of gas on any road trip. Combines local and average gas prices with google maps and vehicle-specific MPG data.

CrimeReports - A Google Maps mashup that lets you search crime reports by location in near real-time.

FundRace 2008 - A mapping mashup that lets you search by name or address to see which US presidential candidate your friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors are contributing to.

WikiMapia - A mashup that combines Google Maps with a wiki system.