Google Maps + Traffic Conditions

A few weeks ago I was completely blown away at this awesome combination of technology, Housing Maps. It takes RSS feeds from the Craigslist apartment rentals and overlayas it in real-time onto Google Maps using the Google API. it reminded me of the map I built in 2003 when I was looking for an apartment in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Today, I ran across this news that Yahoo is offering traffic conditions as an RSS feed. I immediately thought that it would be a cool idea to overlay this data with a mapping service like Google Maps. How cool would it be to have a live mapping service in your vehicle via Google Maps with overlaid data: apartments, traffic conditions, restaurants, etc. The opportunities are endless.

Posted by Cameron Barrett at May 3, 2005 01:17 PM