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Luka [PersonRank 10]

Monday, July 2, 2007
13 years ago6,536 views

Hi! I would like to show you the map that I made for Zorgloob showing the links between more than 100 Google services.

Because it's a 4617x1501 png picture, I dont put the picture in this forum, it would be a disaster for the interface ;)

To see it, just clic the picture in this article : zorgloob.com/2007/07/google-en ...

Fell free to comment in english below the article.

Rohit Srivastwa [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Nice one
Keep it updated

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

There is a Grand Central icon in that graphic. That isn't 100% confirmed by either party as being part of Google.

Luka [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Ok, I will remove the Grand central Icon.

I will add missing Chinese and Russian services today.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Three more links and everething change :-)

Just one thing, dear Canadian colleague, I'm not sure there is a link between Search History & AdSense, but I'm sure there is one between Search History & AdWords.

With a so big image, Google could print it and paste it on their masterplan in Mountain View office :-)

Luka [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I made some changes and modify services names to make the map more readable. But size is increasing : 5920x1640 ~713 ko

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

This is very interesting. It would be immensely interesting to have this be a (clickable) imagemap. You could connect each product icon to the respective product, and each line to the product relationship with the other product (e.g. I might not know what's the connection from Google Maps to the Google Toolbar, as shown). Perhaps to save some time, this could all point to a Google search (e.g. for ["google toolbar" "google maps"] and so on).

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

yea, and color-change on mouseover to highlight a line would also be great ;-)

Luka [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Tanks for your comments!

I just made it with Graphviz – Dot, but i'm building a new Zorgloob service called "Zorgloob Logiciels" (Zorgloob softwares in english), it will provide an interface to show links between services : for exemple, when you click Google Maps, you will see a short description of the service, all caracteristics, feedback from readers (comments, evaluations), and all the services connected with a description of the connection (using the same database I used for the map).

My goal for this map is to find a way to make a dynamic graph using MySQL database and AJAX. If someone know such software/API/Script, please tell me!!

You can contact me using Zorgloob contact form (zorgloob.com/contact.php) if you have any question/suggestion about this project

Luka [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Ok, I found a way to make a clickable one with dot! Both services and links will be clickable.

I will post here an update when it will be available.

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

<<This is very interesting. It would be immensely interesting to have this be a (clickable) imagemap.>>
I have been working on this since last night!!!

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

<<There is a Grand Central icon in that graphic. That isn't 100% confirmed by either party as being part of Google.>>
Is Now! WOOOOW! (pronounced wuuu)

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I've been planning on doing a similar thing, but showing how Google could get from over 100 products to no more than 6, through merging related products. I've been working on the code for a while, but I gave up last week!

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I've played with something similar using a Java visualizer earlier this month, but stopped in the middle because it became a mess... but if anyone wants to see/ play around with the sample Java files:

blogoscoped.com/temp/temp-grap ...

Luka [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

A clickable version of the map is now available (logiciels.zorgloob.com/graphe. ...) as the new Zorgloob database of Google services (logiciels.zorgloob.com/)

Above 15 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Jyaif [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

There should be a link between Google Talk and Google Code, because some of Google Talk's code is available on Google Code (libjingle for instance)

Michael Zimmer [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Query: what constitutes a "link"? Interaction between the products at the interface level? What about sharing of usage data from one product to another? Is that represented as well?

Luka [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Links will be, in the future, clikable too and it will show a description of the link. Maybe an English version will be made after.

Chair [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Check it out, I scanned all of Luka's work and linked it via IBM's Many Eyes protocol.

services.alphaworks.ibm.com/ma ...

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Wow! That is brilliant! Well done Chair.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Good jo.b Chair, be careful, Luka often updates his map ;)

Luka [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Wahooo! I wish I could have coded my map like this! Good Work Chair!

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