The Murals of Winnipeg
is a self-proclaimed hobby and labour of love of three individuals. It maps the locations of 522 murals in the city of Winnipeg
, using open-source software, including PHP
- unusual for such an endeavour in the age of Google Maps
mashups. Each mural location is symbolized on the zoomable, pannable street map of Winnipeg and is hotlinked to a larger image and description of the mural.Bob Bruce talks a bit about the technical challenges
in putting the mapping interface together - which were substantial considering that the three partners and had money.