Wednesday, 5 August 2009

London bus routes as Google Maps mashup

What Bus?! have produced a handy mashup of all the London bus routes.

"We aim to make it easier to travel by bus by displaying bus routes near you on an integrated and interactive map. Bus route maps can quickly turn into spider diagrams and become hard to navigate, especially in large cities. We hope that our format is intuitive, helpful for identifying buses to catch if you find yourself in an unfamiliar location "bus-wise" and saves you time getting to wherever it is you want to go!"

Transport for London bus maps are downloadable as PDFs from their website, but with WhatBus?! you can zoom and drag, or even type in a postcode to look up the nearest routes. Click on an individual line and you can view it in isolation.

It works well on PC and Mac, but it will really come into its own when it's accessible for mobile devices. Dave from WhatBus tells me that this is the next step, including BlackBerry and Google Android devices.

An iPhone app is currently under development.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

'Star Wars (John Williams Is The Man)' - an a cappella tribute

More a capella excellence!

  Thank goodness the lyrics are now revealed! And helpfully captioned so you can sing along.


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