Google Maps Flight Simulator

John Musser, August 7th, 2006

GogglesJust a quick note on Goggles, the first attempt at implementing a (deceptively) simple but creative flight simulator on a Google Map. A fun little diversion. Pick from five cities and go. Arrow controls let you change altitude and turn your plane. Even supports flame-out crashes. Note that as the about page says, it was created by Flash developer Mark Caswell-Daniels and he’s available for hire (a classic example of a “resume mashup” as discussed last week regarding BT’s developer contest).

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August 11th, 2006
at 9:31 am
Comment by: mashing-up the blogs

[...] avec google flight simulator. [...]

March 26th, 2009
at 1:31 am
Comment by: Microsoft Virtual Earth Gets a 3D Flight Simulator

[...] Although this is a very slick mashup, it’s not the first flight sim on an online map. One of the most popular mashup listings of all time on PW is this one for Googles, a fun app built on the Google Maps API back in 2006 (our Google Maps Flight Sim coverage). [...]

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