Examples of Map-­Based Mashups

Before we figure out how to make map-­based mashups, it’s handy to look at a number of examples to understand what is possible. As discussed in Chapter 1, there are many map-­based mashups, including Housingmaps.com, Chicagocrime.org, and the 1,000+ map-­based mashups listed on Programmableweb.com (http://www.programmableweb.com/tag/mapping). Here are some specific examples:

Programmableweb.com lists Google Maps as by far the most popular API used in mashups. Mapping as a category is very popular. Yahoo! Maps and Microsoft’s Live Search Maps are also in the top ten.