MIBAZAAR Blog

This page is a Weblog of the Google Maps Mashups I have created and other interesting mashups I have found on the web

Browsing Posts in Detroit

Last weekend I created a 3D fly thru tour of Detroit in Google Earth. Uploaded the tour to YouTube. Could not find a appropriate background audio so opted for airplane cabin sound. Here it is:

Armando Galarraga was robbed of a Perfect Game against Cleveland last night… Out in the Twitter Universe there is unanimous praise and support for Armando Galarraga. Even Jim Joyce the umpire who blew the call is supporting Armando Galarraga. Majority out in the Twitter world are calling Major League Baseball to give Armando a “Perfect […]

In 2008 I wrote this blogpost on Google Maps Driving Directions from Detroit to Sydney, Australia which included 7906 miles of Kayaking across Pacific Ocean. Not sure when Google Maps changed the driving directions. When I checked last night the driving directions had one kayaking first to Hawaii (2756 miles) from NW United States:and then […]

I put together this map which plots Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab’s journey from Lagos, Nigeria to Detroit, MI. On Christmas Day 2009 Umar failed in his attempt to blow up a Northwest Jet on its final approach to Detroit. The map animates through early years of Umar’s life and ends with the safe landing of Northwest […]

Check out this video I created of Detroit as seen in Google Earth. I loved the tour of Comerica Park and Tiger Stadiums which appear in the latter half of the video

News broke last night that GM’s Rick Wagoner has been ousted by the OBAMA Administration. This is big news here in the Mid-West. So I decided to look at who is twittering what in the mid-west and I ended up creating a Google Maps Mashup of tweets from Mid-Western United States. I took Chicago as […]

Here’s a Google Maps view of Auto releated jobs in United States. With all the talk about Detroit Auto Bailout, the map shows that its not just about Detroit. Fortune states that The auto industry employs workers in every state – including Alaska and Hawaii. More than 2 million jobs – from manufacturing, to parts, […]

Congratulations to General Motors as it starts the 2nd Century today. General Motors (GM) was founded on September 16, 1908 in Flint, Michigan and currently employs approximately 284,000 people around the world. GM’s global headquarters is the Renaissance Center located in Detroit, Michigan. Here’s Oldsmobile Curved Dash – from early 1900’sand here’s the future – […]

The mayor of Detroit was sent to jail for violating the terms of his bond and now the world knows about it. I have created a quick Google Maps Mashup to show where in the world the mayor of Detroit is making news. This list is not complete. I will be adding more links.

Imagine Kayaking 7906 miles across the pacific ocean. This is part of Google’s driving directions from Detroit, MI to Sydney, Australia. The way the GAS prices are skyrocketing, kayaking might not be such a bad idea 🙂