Cool uses of Google Maps

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Lately a number of sites and developers have been tapping into Google Maps to create great new tools. Any of these ideas would be fantastic on news sites. Here are eight of the coolest ones:

• HousingMaps: Craigslist apartment listings plotted on Google Maps
• Found City: A community-generated map of interesting places in New York City
• Google Sightseeing: A blog that shows “the best tourist spots in the world via Google Maps’ satellite imagery.”
• Maps traffic data onto Google Maps
• Google Maps Wallpapers: Merges Google Maps satellite “tiles” to produce wallpaper or a poster
• Cheap Gas: Find cheap gas prices, powered by gasbuddy and Google Maps