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First High-Profile Use of Google's My Maps?

mb [PersonRank 2]

Monday, April 30, 2007
15 years ago3,350 views

Early Sunday morning, a gasoline tanker exploded on a busy highway bridge in San Francisco. The heat caused the bridge to collapse, blocking two major highways.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle's blog (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/nwzchik/detail?blogid=32&entry_id=15951)

"Reader John Baynham says 'I was having trouble figuring out exactly where the crash site was so I created a Google map outlining the collapsed sections.'"

His public Google Map can be found here: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&oe=UTF-8&q=&hl=en&om=1&z=17&ll=37.828091,-122.293378&spn=0.004602,0.008154&t=h&msid=105631791536387153519.000001123e2ee960ddb0c&msa=0

There's also amateur YouTube video showing the fire that caused the collapse: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tjs5ILNkJc

marianne [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

You can find a nice Google My Map with all the detours here: http://ongopongo.com/maps/node/344

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