Regular readers of our blog will have heard about Earthware’s TheWorldCupMap which we launched at the beginning of the 2010 World Cup football tournament. This week has seen our newest addition to the map, CountryBehindTheCup, being launched.
Continuing our partnership with Skyworks, the company behind the high definition video footage of the football stadiums shown in TheWorldCupMap, the CountryBehindTheCup map features Skyworks’ HD video documentary originally made for TV which gives a factual tour of South Africa the country, rather than South Africa the country hosting the World Cup.
The video footage has been combined with Bing Maps Silverlight technology in the same way as TheWorldCupMap did to create an aerial journey across South Africa giving an example of the ‘art of the possible’ of how any geographical data (text, images and video) can be combined with online mapping to create an interactive and visually engaging experience to the user.
This technology has great potential to change the way people research holidays online – imagine using a travel map which contains similar video, plus images and text, to investigate the location where you are planning to spend your next break. Suddenly your research has become a whole lot easier.
For further information about displaying your data on a web based map or to see how travel maps could help your agency differentiate themselves please contact Earthware on 0845 642 9880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org