I love Google Earth, for what it could do, and I love maps, for what they do. Using technology and location representations as well as RL locations is big. Location, location, location. Whether it is virtual or real, you have to at least contextualise yourself according to some real or virtual grid. Here is a round-up of some creative works and advertainment that use Google Maps & Google Earth:

Google Maps:

New York Sound Map

The Sopranos: Crime. Organised. 

Jeep: We Are The Mudds


Brewster Jennings Protects America

Jon Udells Walking Tour of Keene

Nikes Run London

Google Earth:

Surreal Scania

Fiat Olympic Venue Treasure Hunt

Adidas +10 Playoffs

Sustain Ability

Greenwich Emotion Map

Let me know of any good ones you recommend.

Sources: TrendBlog; Networked Performance; Google Map Mash-Up Bibliography, Jaffe Juice, We Make Money Not Art

[reblogged at CME]

2 Responses to “Maptainment, mapvertising, Locative Arts, Locative media, Google Art...”

  1. 1 Jeremy Douglass

    Google Maps Mania is a blog that has been going strong for a while cataloging exactly this kind of list - you should check it out. The list is getting quite extensive, and I would be interesting to see what selected subset you would recommend for some pedagogical or design study purpose - or what principles you would go about using to carve out a single lecture’s worth of material on open API maptainment/mapvertising….

    Other, non-Google map tech of interest:

    Global Consciousness: An open chatroom displays each submission on a panning map of Earth based on IP address - submissions are queued, 60 seconds each.

    Personal World Map: A map that displays distances according to either miles, travel time, or travel cost.

    ColorBrewer - Selecting Good Color Schemes for Maps (Penn State. 2002): “ColorBrewer is an online tool designed to help people select good color schemes for maps and other graphics. It is free to use, although we’d appreciate it if you could cite us if you decide to use one of our color schemes.”

    Place-Name Etymology (Bill Rankin. Radical Cartography. 2003): “Two kinds of colonial naming: erasure and appropriation. But when it’s always the colonists doing the naming, is one really preferable to the other?”

    Hmm. We should probably add some of those whole big post to our wrt/maps linkroll at some point. Heck, we should probably add most of the references we cite in articles to that at some point. In our copious free time, perhaps.

  2. 2 Christy Dena

    Excellent listing Jeremy! Thanks for the additions.

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