Passing Mercedes and Porsche with Google

This is amazing! Google just updated their Maps material for Germany and offers high resolution data and driving directions for it. They also provide better data for many other places in Europe as well. Check out the blog post.

I was looking up the Pyramids of Egypt yesterday when I realized that I could also see all the places I lived in Germany in great detail. When I was studying in Germany my daily commute led me by the Porsche and Mercedes factory. Here is the route I usually took:

This “tour” takes you past some of the most interesting POI around Stuttgart.
– the Ludwigsburg Palace (Wikipedia)
Porsche Headquaters
Gottlieb-Daimler Stadion where a couple of FIFA World Cup games will be played in July. Check out this mashup for more information
Mercedes Benz Headquaters which stretches over a couple of miles along the Neckar river.
– And finally the University of Applied Sciences in Esslingen

One more interesting spot is the TV tower in Stuttgart (Wikipedia)

One Response to “Passing Mercedes and Porsche with Google”

  1. Hi Dan,
    i ve read that you have had a talk on 18.10.2006 at FH Esslingen about on “Web 2.0 Mash-ups”.

    At the moment i am writing a small essay about “Mashup” for FH Aachen.

    Would you like to send me some information or your presentation?

    Thanks

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