10 things you can track in real time with Google Maps

These Google Maps mashups present interesting information in (almost) real-time.

By Ian Paul, PC World |  Internet, Google Maps, slideshow

Real-Time Showdown

Looking for an apartment to rent or wondering what the latest global health crisis is? Look no further than Google Maps. Many professional and part-time map addicts have created useful Google Maps mashups that show you (in real time, or at least in near-real time) the latest information for a variety of subjects, including the latest happenings on Twitter, news from the Associated Press, and even the most recently reported UFO sightings. Check out these ten Google Maps mashups to be in the know before anybody else.

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