tbrace_map1_thumbThe Google Maps API is an amazingly powerful and easy tool available for free use.  After getting signed up for API use, Google Maps can be interacted with via simple JavaScript to add markers, lines, and more to maps.

As a means of visualizing a Geocaching Trackable race, I developed a program which would download and parse trackable data from geocaching.com and then visualize the current location of each trackable, in relation to the starting point, on a Google Map.

Map of Current Position of All Racing Trackables

Map of Current Position of All Racing Trackables