Yesterday I noticed that Google had added a new feature to Google Maps which allows users to create their own mash-ups. After already learning the basics of the API to create a couple political mash-ups and a couple geospatial art mash-ups, I wasn’t too overtly excited at the prospect of what took me hours of learning now being released so that anyone can make them. But as with all innovations, I’ve learned to have fun with it.
Tonight I made my first two mash-ups using their new interface and as usual I decided to get slightly creative with it. Above is a reference to the fact that DC residents are denied representation in Congress and after the fold is a map that features the number 51, as in D.C. being the 51st state.