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This is an old page from Rod Begbie's blog.

It only exists in an attempt to prevent linkrot. No new content will be added to this site, and links and images are liable to be broken. Check out begbie.com to find where I'm posting stuff these days.

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August 30, 2010

The Wilderness Downtown

Arcade Fire song combined with Google Maps and some JavaScript voodoo to make a lovely experience.

June 1, 2010

In Perspective: Visualizing the BP Oil Disaster

Move the BP oil spill close to geography you know to gain perspective on its size.

July 22, 2007

Real World Racer: A Google Maps Racing Game

Best use of Google Maps yet?

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May 29, 2007

Google Street View - 242 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Good to know — the hotel we’ll be staying at in San Francisco next week is right above a Lush store.

Google LatLong: Introducing... Street View!

Cool new street-level 360º views on Google Maps. Only a handful of cities so far.

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November 5, 2006


Mashing up the “leaked” (and possibly true) information on how many Wiis each branch of Target will be selling on launch day with Google Maps. I might try the Everett Target instead of the Somerville one — they’re looking to be getting almost three times as many.

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August 5, 2006

Goggles :: The Google Maps flight sim

Swoop over the world in this little flashapp powered by the Google Maps graphics.

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July 13, 2006

My drive home tonight

Stupid GPS tricks. Captured with GETrack.

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May 3, 2006


Google Maps in an ASCII Art stylee.

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About This Site

This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.