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Images: Meshing maps with UFOs, housing

Sites like UFO Maps and 2RealEstateAuctions.com combine real-time content with online mapping.
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2RealEstateAuctions.com

2RealEstateAuctions.com combines real estate auctions on eBay with a Google map. It shows the map of the U.S. with pushpins (upsidedown teardrops) and photos of houses below. If a person clicks on a red teardrop on the Web site, an info balloon pops up with details on that house.

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Midnight Coders

On this map chat site, called Midnight Coders, people type in messages to each other in real time. As they type, their locations are pinpointed on a map.

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Google Maps + Fast Food

Google Maps + Fast Food. All the different colored pushpins represent junk food joints in the U.S.

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Seattle911.com

Seattle911.com shows real-time locations for emergencies in Seattle and details on the calls.

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Hurricane Katrina/Rita People Search Map

The Hurricane Katrina/Rita People Search Map shows the location and details of people rescued.

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UFO Maps

UFO Maps provides locations of purported UFO sightings.

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