Mike Ferrier

I beat code into submission.

Using Google Latitude to Map Your Travel

Melissa and I just got back from our mini-rtw trip to Asia, during which we had data roaming on our phones. I kept the Google Latitude app open in the background, which pings your location to Google every so often.

When I got back and took a look at the map, the results were pretty cool. Some highlights:

Here’s us going all over the place in Tokyo, with our home base in Shibuya. You can see the Yamanote Line loop mapped out clearly. You can also see our trip to the Imperial Palace in Chiyoda for the Emperor’s New Year’s address.

During our Hong Kong stop we took the Turbo Jetfoil to Macau — you can see the ferry’s path above.

In Hong Kong we stayed in Aberdeen, which is on the south side of Hong Kong island. Every day we would take a taxi up to the north side which would cost about $60 HKD, or around $8 CAD. As you can see, sometimes the cab took the toll tunnel, other times the winding mountain roads. Also apparently we hung out in Wan Chai and Causeway Bay a lot.

Here’s the entire trip if you’d like to play around with it:

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