Read a Road Map Day

April 5, 2013

Happy Read a Road Map Day!

Please this seems a little archaic. The last time I read a road map was when my phone was dead and I had to use the Thomson Brother’s San Diego map to find an address…what a pain in the neck! Remember the day of having a map for every place you went. Then it turned into using Mapblast or Mapquest and printing directions….glad those days are over! Now I just Google Maps it on my phone. I have to say with the ease of getting directions I have become a worse navigator and my spacial reasoning has probably diminished somewhat. However, now with the interwebs there is a wonderful things that you can do with Google Maps. Here is a list of 100 things to do with Google Maps! These are linked… I didn’t create it just copied it from Google. Enjoy! (Some of the links are broken… I’m really disappointed I can’t map the fish in my fishtank)

1. Find a world brewery
2. Track world terrorism
3. Find a WiFi Hotspot in the US
4. Align your satellite dish properly
5. Catch live music in your area
6. Track a US package
7. See the world at night
8. Walk in a straight line around the world
9. Explore the new 7 wonders of the world (More)
10. Map 2008 presidential campaign contributions
11. Find a public toilet
12. Track a US or Canadian flight number
13. Lookup real-time US airport status
14. Map US FAA delayed flight information
15. Find a world airport, airline or connection
16. Find out “walkscore” for house or apartment
17. Calculate US or Canadian Taxi Fare
18. Look at the clouds!
19. Explore any location on earth
20. Map US telephone area codes
21. Drive like a madman
22. Find a job
23. Find even more webcams
24. Scan your UK driving route
25. Explore and map the bible
26. Map your wedding festivities
27. Find a world hostel
28. Form a crop circle, send a smoke signal
29. Track US big box store construction
30. Map US Zip code boundaries
31. Find a UNESCO World Heritage Site
32. Find an alternate map
33. Find a US mailbox
34. Plan a mid-point meet-up (exact)
35. Find out who is sick around you
36. Explore photos of the world
37. Map places by book name
38. Find a US Winery
39. Find an extreme sport
40. Map the top 10 world skyscrapers
41. Find a place to eat in the US
42. Find a popular map in any area
43. Measure long range distance.. in 2 ways
44. Determine Lat/Long for anywhere
45. Make your own map
46. Find the shortest round-trip route
47. Google Map your blog or website visitors
48. Find tons of area info for anywhere
49. Plan and map a worldwide conference call
50. Determine ease of doing business in any country

51. Measure your run route or commute
52. Check the time in a world location
53. Look up a US zip code
54. Measure Area
55. Make your own Google Map out of any map
56. Map your photos
57. Check what’s on the other side of the world
58. Find a person in the US
59. Check the weather anywhere
60. Find the nearest Starbucks
61. Discover an eBay real estate deal
62. Find airport parking in the US.. or the UK
63. Create a running route
64. Watch a travel video
65. Find Fast Food in the US
66. Buy beer in Ontario
67. Check the news for your zip code
68. Avoid disease outbreak
69. Beat traffic
70. Make your own Google Maps mashup
71. Avoid red light cameras
72. Find cheap gas
73. Check sunrise or sunset times
74. Convert currency
75. Find a place to live in the US
76. Find out where the daylight is right now

77. Find a ski resort anywhere in the world
78. Track a flight on Google Maps
79. Calculate the distance between two world airports
80. Find the elevation/height above sea level
81. Map the 7 Wonders of the World
82. Find a golf course anywhere in the world
83. Click anywhere and get travel info

84. Simulate a flood to show damage effects
85. Fly a plane
86. Search Google Maps in full screen

87. Find a world webcam
88. Find a US or Canadian Library
89. Find a world port
90. Map the fish in your tank
91. Find high risk areas for modern marine pirates
92. Find a world dive site
93. Map Wikipedia articles to their location
94. See where UFOs have been sighted
95. Pray in the direction of Mecca
96. Search eBay items by US zip code
97. Map flight turbulenceand pollution
98. Plan a London tube journey
99. Calculate cab fare in New York City
100. Map movie filming locations – US and Canada

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