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What On Earth Have I Been Doing? Google Mashups FTW

What On Earth Have I Been Doing? Google Mashups FTW


A few days ago this crazy idea came across my radar: build a database of sightings of "astronomical events" (ISS flyovers, Moon photos, videos of shuttle launches, whatever) and geotag them for display in Google Earth. I tinkered with some big ideas: white label social nets, heavy content management systems, custom coded stuff... Then it dawned on me: Google Spreadsheets!

I've done some KML building using Google Spreadsheets in the past, and there are some clever tricks that allow Google Spreadsheets to be used as a slick little database and web form system. Mashups are awesome!

My hope is to launch this as a public feature soon, but it needs some work still. In the meantime, check out the video to see how it functions.

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