Thursday, June 1st, 2006

NYC Eatery Mashup – Restaurants and Google Maps

Category: Ajax, Google

When wandering the streets of New York (Manhattan, really) looking for something to take care of that growing growling in your stomach, you might want to grab the nearest computer and tak a look at Jason’s NYC Restaurant Map.

So, what the heck is it? NYC Restaurant Map is a “mashup” of data I accumulated while working in Manhattan for 10 weeks earlier this year and Google Maps. The restaurants on the map are representative of either places I had the luxury of eating at or were recemmendations of places I wanted to try but never got the chance.

The restaurants, as he mentions, are just ones that he’s noticed/tried/etc and not (by far) all of the ones around there, but it is a good reference point to see what’s around. Clicking on each item will give the location, focus the map on it, and show another tab with some notes on the establishment.

Users can even submit their own restaurants to be added to the map, including their own notes.



Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:05 am
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Tried something similar, a combination of live search in the OpenGeoDB-data and display with Google Maps.

Demo works for Austrian cities only, try “wien”, “salzburg”, “wald”…
http://www.chromos.at/de_googlemap.html

Comment by Adi — June 2, 2006

Thanks for the post! This is my first foray into Google Maps and AJAX – I’m loving it thus far.

Comment by Jason — June 2, 2006

Doesn’t Google Maps do somethign very similar to this using web search? Just by searching restaurants new york city…

BUT this could be very useful if there are also zagat type reviews and if you could see different types of restaurants – but I think that that is possible to be done by google too by searching chinese restaurants new york city

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=restaurants+new+york+city&ie=UTF8&ll=40.745176,-73.967171&spn=0.09728,0.159645&om=1

samfind
http://samfind.com

Comment by samfind — June 12, 2006

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