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  • Let's have a look at what some smart guys are developing using Google Maps...

    Google Maps is Google's latest product offering which provides a super cool mapping application for US street maps, driving directions, and local search.

    And the list go on....

    • Chating rooms: This example demonstrates bi-directional messaging between heterogeneous (Flash and AJAX) clients and WebORB Message Server. The server performs additional processing to geolocate chat users, injects necessary information in messages so users can plotted on the map.
    • Weather Bond: Weather Bonk lets you view real time weather information on a map. This can provide some very interesting information, particularly in areas with microclimates, such as San Francisco.
      The Interface do not only look great, but informations displayed as layer are really fantastics since it use also many sources: national weather services. Weather Underground, Weather Bug, Citizen Weather Observer Program, and National Weather Service. look at the About.

    It is as default displaying You the weather of Your  location (geo ip localization)
  •  Google Maps' new Hybrid mode, available in the US, Canada, the UK and Japan is NOW displaying both satellite view and maps plan! What a blast!!!! I hope to see this feature for Europe soon.

  • Do you want to relocate your Blockchain company to an ICO friendly country? the ICO friendliness rating index is a interactive way to go through the list of countries that are hostile or favorable to ICO and Cryptocurrencies.

    Attention! a disclaimer is required:

    No Legal Advice or Attorney-Client Relationship: This chart is provided for informational purposes only and is not legal advice. This information is not intended to create, and receipt of it does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Recipient should not act upon this information without seeking advice from a lawyer licensed in his/her own state or country.

    I've created the ICO-Rating Index, a number (0-5) that represent how friendly a country is toward ICO and Cryptocurrencies in general. It can have the following values:

    • unknown (0),
    • prohibited (1)
    • mostly unfavorable (2),
    • mostly favorable (3),
    • favorable (4),
    • legalized (5).

    All maps are generated every 12 hours automatically. Official sources or link to online rating are always provided.

    Switzerland hosts the fourth highest number of ICOs, after the U.S., the U.K.,  Russia. 

    The US Security Exchange Commission (SEC) is currently trying to categorize Cryptocurrencies, and landscape will changes a lot in the coming months. In between you can still apply the Howey Test (online test) to distinguish in which category your token apply. Your token can be either a Utility token or a security token:

    Utility Tokens

    Utility tokens, also called user tokens or app coins, represent future access to a company’s product or service. The defining characteristic of utility tokens is that they are not designed as investments (if properly structured)

    Security Tokens

    If a Crypto token derives its value from an external, trade-able asset, it is classified as a security token and becomes subject to federal securities regulations. Failure to abide by these regulations could result in costly penalties and could threaten to derail a project. However, if a startup meets all its regulatory obligations, the security token classification creates the potential for a wide variety of applications, the most promising of which is the ability to issue tokens that represent shares of company stock. display in an entertaining way the state of ICO worldwide legal framework and will be a work in progress for the next months to come.

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  • More sites using Google maps:

    And If You have a good idea and want to develp our own application  using Google Maps, You may ask How it works...

    Google maps is using Javascript, XML, XSLT, and CSS to create a web application that behaves more like a desktop application. With normal web programming, the user is presented with a form, the user inputs its data, the user submits the form, and finally the entire web page reloads with new content. AJAX, as this type of programming has been coined,  does not require the reloading of the entire interface.  The Javascript is able to make calls back to the server to get the required information and update only those parts of the interface that needs to change.

    You can start by registering for a key HERE, and start reading all blogs describing hacks an tips, for example:

    • Google Maps Mania: An unofficial Google Maps blog tracking the websites, ideas and tools being influenced by Google Maps.

    And for finishing, the most beautiful hacks I've found: Google Maps Transparencies  and extended box zooming function

  • Another individual which has developped a solution to a common problem using Google Maps....

    You are searching a house/flat for rent?, for sale?, rooms? or sublets? Do it faster and look at the satellite imagery using Housingmaps. Only USA supported of course, but who knows how long it will take since someone decide to translate it for Europe?

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    The global road death toll has already reached 1.24 million per year and is on course to triple to 3.6 million per year by 2030. In the developing world, where this pandemic has hit hardest, it will become the fifth leading cause of death, leapfrogging past HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and other familiar killers, according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) most recent Global Burden of Disease study. This Interactive map use open source mapping technology from Mapbox.


    • 6.4 deaths per 100,000 people
    • Car 56.7%
    • Motorcycle 23.9%
    • Bicycle 3.7%
    • Walking 12.2%^
    • Other: 3.6%

    Causes: Speed, Helmet, Seat Belt and Alcohol
    Source: interactive map of crash data from the Pulitzer Center

  • Then Busmonster may be useful for You!

    Some individuals are now using the open source nature of Google Maps APIs to create some customized version, Busmonster look very professionnal.

    Seattle Bus Monster helps you find bus stops near you, buses that are arriving at your bus stop soon, and it lets you set alarms to notify you when you need to leave to catch your bus.  Google Maps provides an easy-to-use map interface with detailed road maps and satellite imagery. Trip Planner lets you find bus stops in and around the Seattle area. And, ITS's Web Services provide up-to-the minute estimates of when the next bus will arrive at many of the bus stops in Seattle. Mix them all together and you get Bus Monster. 
    Best of all:  The author of Busmonster will release the source code that runs this site soon. :-)