Genius! New drivers in Romania practice driving theory via Google Maps

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in News on Thursday 23 April 2015

When do you yield? Can you park that close to a fire hydrant? And, when do you give way to pedestrians? If you’re a well-seasoned driver, all of these questions will be simple to you, but to help new drivers practice the rules of the road, Bucharest-based Automobile Club of Romania is using Google Maps to teach real-life driving skills.

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Burger tweets across the US: an interactive map

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Cool Websites on Wednesday 4 September 2013

Curious about which greasy burger joints are most popular across the US? Honestly, it didn’t cross my mind until I found this interactive map that traces the Tweets coming out of fast food restaurants and measures which spots are frequented most. It’s basically Google Maps with a lot of added information about burger joints. The […]

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Postcards From Above by Akos Papp

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Design on Saturday 29 September 2012

These retro-styled postcards aren’t decades old, as one might assume. Rather, they’re created with aerial images from Google Maps and edited to give them that antique feel. Postcards From Above is a Tumblr project from art director Akos Papp that uses modern technology to create something truly nostalgic.

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Game lets you detonate virtual warhead via Google Maps

Bryan Stewart Reader Find

By Bryan Stewart in New Trends on Saturday 3 March 2012

I love this, a strangely addictive nuke game where you can select a location using Google Maps, choose a nuclear warhead and boom. It shows you the size of the area affected by the detonation.

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Monopoly City Streets

Chris Nolan Reader Find

By Chris Nolan in New Trends on Wednesday 16 September 2009

Google Maps has teamed up with Monopoly in what can only be described as a match made in heaven for all budding property tycoons. Based on the famous board game, you start with three million in the bank with a chance to buy any street in the world and develop it just as you want […]

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