Archive for April, 2006

Passing Mercedes and Porsche with Google

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

This is amazing! Google just updated their Maps material for Germany and offers high resolution data and driving directions for it. They also provide better data for many other places in Europe as well. Check out the blog post.

I was looking up the Pyramids of Egypt yesterday when I realized that I could also see all the places I lived in Germany in great detail. When I was studying in Germany my daily commute led me by the Porsche and Mercedes factory. Here is the route I usually took:

This “tour” takes you past some of the most interesting POI around Stuttgart.
– the Ludwigsburg Palace (Wikipedia)
Porsche Headquaters
Gottlieb-Daimler Stadion where a couple of FIFA World Cup games will be played in July. Check out this mashup for more information
Mercedes Benz Headquaters which stretches over a couple of miles along the Neckar river.
– And finally the University of Applied Sciences in Esslingen

One more interesting spot is the TV tower in Stuttgart (Wikipedia)

Fifa World Cup Germany 2006 – Mashup

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

Now Yahoo has it all – international maps, hybrid and satellite view! This was reason enough to write a simple mashup that uses the new features! Check out the Fifa World Cup Germany 2006 Mashup. The documentation is located here.