[Editor’s Note: Apple has shut-down Mapspread.com due to the acquisition of Poly9. // via DeadZones]
Google Maps is awesome. It wouldn’t be a stretch to believe that I use it every single day, for some reason or another. And the fact that they’ve opened up their API for use in other creative applications sometimes simply boggles my mind.
Mapspread, a new service leveraging Google Maps, is one of those new (and very useful) creative applications. From their own lips, “Mapspread is perfectly suited to organizations and businesses that need to centrally manage geodata. No database needed, no setup cost, no overly complex GIS.”
I like that.
You can quickly get up and running and after about 5 minutes of time I had my first location plotted and was adding a second and third.
As you can see, you can eventually embed this map into any page that you’d like. Just think, you could use this for your own ministry/church locations if you’d like, or even small groups, or something creative. Who knows?
Go ahead and try it out. What do you think?