Wikimapia, Google Maps, Google Earth, Nat Geo’s Map Machine, OpenStreet Maps are some of my favourite applications to explore the world. Mashups using these technologies and the purposes they serve have been a constant source of interest. Recently, while designing some envelopes, I wanted to incorporate some map shots.
I was pleasantly surprised to find Map Envelope by Beste Miray Doğan and Teevio . Useful and efficient. On further searching, I found the Google Maps Envelope concept project by designers Rahul Mahtani & Yofred Moik.