If you're on the lookout for a new way to find upcoming gigs in Melbourne, local developer Matt Segal has come up with a great answer: an updating map that displays events as clickable pins, complete with name, date and entry fee (if any).
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It's Monday and the weekend is gone (at least, for another five days), meaning you're probably not cranking out TPS reports at work as fast as usual. Why not take a break and engage in some self-care with Google's Pup View project? If you've ever wanted to see Japan from the back of an Akita, now's your chance (at least until it's time for your afternoon meetings).
When you go on a trip, you usually want to stay somewhere central, with easy access to a few local destinations: a conference centre, a few restaurants, a fun neighbourhood. You can't just eyeball a map. Travel times depend on more than just distance; they rely on street layout, highways and public transit. You could test each travel time on Google Maps, but sometimes you just want to see one big map of everywhere you can go in an hour. For that, try TravelTime Maps.
You don't want to live in a place that doesn't respect you as a person. Destination Pride, built by PFLAG Canada and ad agency FCB/SIX, rates cities around the world based on the legal rights and protections they give to LGBTQ people. While it's packaged as a holiday rater, it's more useful when choosing where to stay long-term.
Google is rolling out an update to its Maps app, giving it a refreshed visual style, more easily recognisable markers, and context-aware information. If you're prone to getting disoriented using public transit, or get frustrated searching for a petrol station during a road trip, the update makes it easier to know where you're going, what's around you, and where you'll end up if you've missed your station.
If you're not sure exactly where you want to go on your next holiday, or you know where but are flexible on when you go, this interactive map uses 10+ years of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) data to show you what the weather will be like. This first step in travel planning makes sure you'll have good weather for your trip.
Last Tuesday, I ate some green beans, a Clif bar, and one homemade sous vide egg bite. That's 2000kj. I swear I don't have an eating disorder -- it's just how you do things on this diet I've been trying. On Wednesday I was back to my regular 8400-ish kj and feeling fine.
Android/iOS: One of the best little features in Waze is the ability to share your location and ETA with a contact. This way, you can answer the "when will you get here?" question before it's even asked. Now, you can do that in Google Maps too.
From overseas tourist destinations to your own neighbourhood, there are beautiful spots to photograph all over the world. This interactive map shows you where people are taking pictures worldwide.
A professor at the University of Waterloo created an interactive map with 49,603 historic points of interest. It's meant to be a research project, but it's actually a pretty fun tool for browsing sites and planning travel.