Maps Mania: Welcome to Greenland on Google Maps

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Welcome to Greenland on Google Maps

The Official Tourism Site of Greenland has used Google Maps and image overlays to produce a very attractive map of the country.

On first looking at Greenland -Towns and Regions it is very hard to tell that the site actually uses the Google Maps API. The use of image overlays and what looks like a semi-transparent blue filter gives the map a truly unique, and attractive, design. It is only the appearance of the copyright messages at the bottom of the map that reveal that this is in fact a Google Map.

The panning and zoom controls have been disabled on the map to keep users focused on Greenland and on the interactive areas of the map. A number of map markers provide links to towns and regions featured on the website. If you click through to go to a town or region's section of the website you can view a more traditional Google Map of the area, including markers highlighting local points of interest.

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