Maps are fun. Especially obedient maps. This blog catalogs some of the nifty things people have done with the Google Maps API. (from boing boing)
Here’s a trick. A couple of years ago, I moved to Ithaca, NY. It’s a good place to live.
Here’s Google’s map listing the Sushi restaurants in Ithaca:
For contrast, here’s a map showing the sushi restaurants in my hometown of Flint, Michigan:
Now look what happens when you search in Flint for “Guns”:
Thanks everybody, next show’s at nine. I’ll be here all week.
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Do you think that it could be a problem with the mapping program and not a problem with Flint? Corner of Linden and Corunna Roads. It’s called Sagano; it’s damn good, and I bet it’s a lot cheaper than anyplace in Ithaca. Sushi on me next time you’re home, hope things are swell, Joel
I would like to contact you for an article I am researching, but everytime I click on the “contact” link, it causes my Internet Explorer to crash.
But what about the gun places in Ithaca? I’ve heard those Cornell grad students can be a bit rough!
yea… it is very sad no susi places here in flint… but did you put coney in there?
Depends, what kind of fish is it? One fish, two fish, red fish, or blue fish?
oooh, I love quizes. Raw fish. For sure.
When somebody climbs in through your bathroom window at three AM which would you rather have in your hand, a gun, or a raw fish?
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