1. Find a world brewery 2. Track world terrorism 3. Find a WiFi Hotspot in the US 4. Align your satellite dish properly 5. Catch live music in your area 6. Track a US package 7. See the world at night 8. Walk in a straight line around the world 9. Explore the new 7 wonders of the world (More) 10. Map 2008 presidential campaign contributions 11. Find a public toilet 12. Track a US or Canadian flight number 13. Lookup real-time US airport status 14. Map US FAA delayed flight information 15. Find a world airport, airline or connection 16. Find out "walkscore" for house or apartment 17. Calculate US or Canadian Taxi Fare 18. Look at the clouds! 19. Explore any location on earth 20. Map US telephone area codes 21. Drive like a madman 22. Find a job 23. Find even more webcams 24. Scan your UK driving route 25. Explore and map the bible 26. Map your wedding festivities 27. Find a world hostel 28. Form a crop circle, send a smoke signal 29. Track US big box store construction 30. Map US Zip code boundaries 31. Find a UNESCO World Heritage Site 32. Find an alternate map 33. Find a US mailbox 34. Plan a mid-point meet-up (exact) 35. Find out who is sick around you 36. Explore photos of the world 37. Map places by book name 38. Find a US Winery 39. Find an extreme sport 40. Map the top 10 world skyscrapers 41. Find a place to eat in the US 42. Find a popular map in any area 43. Measure long range distance.. in 2 ways 44. Determine Lat/Long for anywhere 45. Make your own map 46. Find the shortest round-trip route 47. Google Map your blog or website visitors 48. Find tons of area info for anywhere 49. Plan and map a worldwide conference call 50. Determine ease of doing business in any country 51. Measure your run route or commute 52. Check the time in a world location 53. Look up a US zip code 54. Measure Area 55. Make your own Google Map out of any map 56. Map your photos 57. Check what's on the other side of the world 58. Find a person in the US 59. Check the weather anywhere 60. Find the nearest Starbucks 61. Discover an eBay real estate deal 62. Find airport parking in the US.. or the UK 63. Create a running route 64. Watch a travel video 65. Find Fast Food in the US 66. Buy beer in Ontario 67. Check the news for your zip code 68. Avoid disease outbreak 69. Beat traffic 70. Make your own Google Maps mashup 71. Avoid red light cameras 72. Find cheap gas 73. Check sunrise or sunset times 74. Convert currency 75. Find a place to live in the US 76. Find out where the daylight is right now 77. Find a ski resort anywhere in the world 78. Track a flight on Google Maps 79. Calculate the distance between two world airports 80. Find the elevation/height above sea level 81. Map the 7 Wonders of the World 82. Find a golf course anywhere in the world 83. Click anywhere and get travel info 84. Simulate a flood to show damage effects 85. Fly a plane 86. Search Google Maps in full screen 87. Find a world webcam 88. Find a US or Canadian Library 89. Find a world port 90. Map the fish in your tank 91. Find high risk areas for modern marine pirates 92. Find a world dive site 93. Map Wikipedia articles to their location 94. See where UFOs have been sighted 95. Pray in the direction of Mecca 96. Search eBay items by US zip code 97. Map flight turbulenceand pollution 98. Plan a London tube journey 99. Calculate cab fare in New York City 100. Map movie filming locations - US and Canada
You may have mastered some of the basic tricks of Google, but most people use only about 3 percent of this search engine’s available power.
There are lots of Google search guides that detail the more common tips, but this site has compiled a long list of truly interesting and useful Google Map searches.
Some of these are really amazing, and remind me why Google has been my favorite search engine for nearly a decade!
Do you want to find a WiFi hotspot? Track world terrorism? Calculate Canadian taxi fare? Explore any location on earth?
Those are just a few of the many, many things you can do with Google Maps mashups! Click the link below for a list of 100 possibilities ... although there are many more.
To learn more about how to use more of the seemingly endless features of Google, try this online Google tutorial. You can spend anywhere from one-half to eight hours looking through it depending on how many sections you elect to skip, and how many of the examples and problems you work through. But you’re sure to learn some new way to use Google that you didn’t know was there before.