Google China’s Mashup Map Service Helps Stranded Travelers
China is suffering the worst winter weather in over 50 years, stranding millions of travelers who are trying to make it home in time for Chinese New Year. With railways suspending service and many highways impassable, travelers are looking for a reliable and up-to-date source of the latest weather and transportation news.
Quick to respond, Google China has released a mashup map service that combines the latest information on weather and transportation with an easy to use interface. Users are encouraged to email any new information they have to Google, who will then update the system.