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Paper maps are SO over. Using Google Maps these days, you can do literally anything you can think of. Want to map your own weather radar? Done. How about seeing, in real time, where in the world people are using Twitter? Also done.
The Google Maps API has opened up a ton of different uses of Google Maps, and some fantastic applications have been built on top of and use Google Maps. Below are nine of the best.
They range across a huge variety of categories and uses, but all can be both interesting and useful ways of using Google Maps. I’ll warn you in advance, a number of these are US-specific but most have good international alternatives.