The USGS monitors earthquake activity around the world. Learn how you can receive custom email alerts for earthquakes in a particular area.
With Google Maps, available at maps.google.com, you can find businesses around your location or get driving directions to anywhere. Google Maps also offers virtual tours with Street View.
Here's a brilliant Google Maps based service that displays live movements of incoming and outgoing flights on a Google Map for live flight tracking.
Open Google Maps, search for 8877 Quarten, Switzerland (or 47.110579, 9.227568) and switch to Google Street View. Look around and you'll find something mysterious in the sky.
YouTube lets you add location information to your videos but offers no option for you to find geotagged videos. There are however Google Maps based mashups that let your easily search local videos on YouTube.
Newspaper Map is a comprehensive catalogue of all the prominent local and national newspapers of the world arranged on a Google Map. You can zoom-in to find all of the newspapers that are published from a particular geographic region and read them online.
Chevrolet SUVs would soon be scouring the streets of Bangalore, Mumbai and New Delhi capturing photographs for Googleâ€™s Street View project. But are you comfortable with Google taking pictures of your home and putting them on Google Maps and Google Earth for public access?
The heat maps drawn on Google Maps show how popular different parts of the world are among tourists. Most popular cities are in yellow while least popular destinations are in blue.
Meet an interesting mashup that will help you visualize the geographic location of your Facebook friends on a Google Map with a click.
With BBC Dimensions, you can visualize the scale of important historical places and events by overlaying them on a map of a location that you are already familiar with.
Google Street View cameras have mapped a miniscule patch of land in an Antarctic Island that is inhabited by penguins.
People have spotted a satellite image on Google Maps that seems to resemble the bearded face of Jesus Christ.
The massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is now considered as one of the largest oil spills in the world. Visualize the oil slick area on Google Maps.
You can use Bing Maps as an online distance calculator to quickly estimate the total air and road distance between any two cities or countries of the world.
Here are some stunning satellite images of an Air Force Base in Arizona, USA that houses thousands of military aircraft arranged in such beautiful patterns.
See some high-resolution satellite images of an Air Force base in United States captured on Bing Maps.
All the Delhi Metro rail stations and train routes are available on Google Maps to help you plan your trips in the Indian capital.
If you curious to know how are people feeling around the world, check out World of Emotions - it will help you visualize the global mood through smileys on a Google Map.
The privacy laws of UK require Google to blur faces of people on Street View to protect them from recognition and that led to the blurring of the KFC mascot Colonel Sanders.