Working with Brian Suda, I just recently open-sourced OnePageMapSite, the code behind and With it, you can create a self-contained site that displays a Google My Map on your own domain, e.g..


  • Full-page interactive map
  • Configuration through a simple config file
  • Optional custom marker pins
  • Include Google Adsense
  • Google Analytics support
  • AddThis sharing with custom id support for stats

We’re using the MIT open source license, which essentially means you can do what you like with the code, but you’re on your own if it breaks :)

If you do want to contribute additional features, go for it. Or add issues to the project issues page on Github if you want to suggest features or report bugs.

If you use it, let me know, it would be great to see examples..


A Bigger Picture, From Google and Apple to Nokia and Disney

UPDATE: Now including Facebook ($FB) after their IPO in May 2012. If you spot any product areas any of the companies listed are now in (or have left), let me know @joshr.


Inspired by the NYT article, A Big-Picture look (…) that shows the ‘big four’ and the product groups they cover, I’ve attempted to include some of the other significant players. I’ve included stock codes and current market caps, which make a nice, but not completely telling, addition to the chart.

I’d like to add a few more product areas, such as Livingroom and LBS, and also some figures around number of users, active users, traffic, staff size.. but that might just make it too large :)

Dave suggested we add the targets column, and I welcome any suggestions there. There are obviously many, so lets keep it to likely prospects of M&As.

There are also some probably notable omissions of companies, maybe Sony? Nintendo? Just how far reaching is this industry now? :)

Some measure of mindshare, or geographic bias towards certain companies/products would also be great, but again, it could get very big at that point.

The notes in some cells show where there has been a recent acquisition, beta or rumor about an imminent launch. Most timely today is Books and Maps for Apple.

Much better viewed on separate Google Doc page

Much better viewed on separate Google Doc page

* Yeah, maybe AOL should be Time Warner, thoughts?