Monday, May 08, 2006

Test Cricket Venues Maps Mashup

The Cricketing Yak presents the worlds test cricket stadiums in one giant Google Maps mashup.

Each venue has been positioned with precision accuracy, so you have a bird's eye view of all the venues that play host to the art and majesty that is Test match cricket. Every stadium -- from Lord's, to the MCG, and Eden Gardens -- is featured, with clarity limited only by the quality of Google's satellite imagery.

Along with a breathtaking bird's eye view, we've included essential ground details, like seating plans and ground profiles. And because we like our cricket maps live and interactive, we've included live local weather and rain radar -- not to mention a link to the local webcam nearest the ground. It's as close to being there as you can be, without actually, well, being there.

To top it all off, we scour the World Cricket Schedule daily to include a list of international matches coming soon to each ground.

As a bonus, we'll be compiling all the static information in a detailed KML file for use with Google Earth in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for details.

PLUS! If this map is well received we'll start putting together a mashup that includes all 1st class grounds in each country -- what do you think, where would you like us to start?

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