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Mapping the Games of the 30th Olympiad

Wednesday, August 1st 2012
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Who's got the apps and maps for the Olympics? 

London's Official Interactive Map of the Olympics

The offiical London 2012 map is build on Bing Maps, and includes both a "find nearest" and a "search" box.

GE’s Building the Games Map and Game

Olympic sponsor GE offers a Building the Games interactive map, powered by Bing.

Interactive, Near Real Time Olympic Medals Map

The Telegraph offers a scaled symbol map of country's medal counts.

Olympic Venue and Crisis Mapping

Google latest imagery update for Earth and Maps covers Olympic venues along imagery for 25 cities and 72 countries/regions.

Use of Twitter, Social Media Blamed for GPS Data Delay used in Olympic Bike Race Reporting

Olympic officials have blamed Twitter for a series of computer glitches that led to shambolic television coverage of the men’s road race yesterday afternoon.

The Geography of Team USA - Atlantic Cities

The United States has sent more than 500 Olympians to London. Ranging from 15 to 54 years of age, they'll compete in almost every Olympic sport.

Mapping the Games: The science behind ‘Eastenders’ map at the heart of the Olympic opening ceremony - Daily Mail

Map originally created by UCL researchers to help decide where to put new streets and parks around London.

London Olympics gets Crisis Mapping deployment - Demotix

Crisis Mappers UK is deploying a Situational Awareness map for the London Olympic Games.

Olympic LBS Apps - Are they Worthy of the Gold?

The iLondon 2012 app delivers updated medal standings, event news and a list of venues with directions to them.


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