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

Was reading CNN.com this morning and saw reports on violence in Rome, Italy related to Occupy Protests. Occupy Protests now have gone global. One way to look at these protests is to look at tweets from different regions tagged with #occupy. That is exactly what I have done with Occupy Protests Tweet Map. It maps out tweets from various parts of United States, Europe, Far East (Japan) and Australia. The map moves on to next tweet after every 7 seconds. You can pick different regions from where you want to see the tweets.

Steve Jobs’ journey of Life on Google Maps. This map animates thru events in Steve Jobs’ life, from birth, school,college,creation of Apple,introducing iPhone and finally his death.

RIP – Steve Jobs…

Tweets from around the World Mapped!!

Millions of people from the Carolinas to New England in Eastern United States are getting ready for Hurricane Irene. So what are they saying on Twitter and from where. Here’s a look at some of the tweets in Google Earth. The tweets are being shown from within 700 miles radius from New York City. The map automatically moves on to the next tweet after 4-5 seconds. If you don’t have Google Earth Plugin installed for your browser, this page will prompt you for installing the plug in. Its worth the 30-40 seconds install time.

Millions of lives are at stake in the drought and famine in East Africa. The UN also declared an emergency humanitarian crisis throughout the Horn of Africa. So how is the world reacting? To find out I turned to Twitter to see who is tweeting about famine in Africa. I have mapped out the tweets from Central/South Africa, Eastern/Western United States and Europe. The map animates through the latest tweets. You can select the tweets from different regions listed on the left (in the map view).

There are two maps I created. One in Google Earth and one in Google Maps.

Famine in Africa - Google Earth View

Famine in Africa - Google Maps View

Twitter is abuzz with what’s happening in New Delhi related to Indian Social Activist Anna Hazare’s arrest who was about to start a hunger-strike demanding action against corruption/blackmoney. Here’s a Twitter Map I created which captures some of the anger, reaction related to this arrest. This map pulls in tweets from in and around New Delhi.

England Riots have been in the news for past couple of days. BBC is reporting that disorder has spread from London to Birmingham, Liverpool, Nottingham and Bristol. One way to gauge what is happening out there in the streets… is to follow tweets from the area. Check out this Google Maps Mashup I created of the tweets related to riots in England. The map animates thru the latest tweets.

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:

Mumbai, India was struck by a series of blasts today which resulted in numerous deaths and injuries. There were 3 separate blasts. I have compiled the list of bomb blast locations from various media sources and mapped them out. Here’s a look at those locations in Google Earth (uploaded to YouTube).

Yeah, can someone help me with walking directions from Detroit, MI to Windsor, Ontario?? I turned to Google for directions and look what they are suggesting… heck I am not going to follow those directions… Here check out Google’s walking direction: