The interactive map on the left lets you pull up Flickr photos on the right. It's a simple setup, but it's a lot of fun.
Screenshot by Edward Moyer/CNET)
Wow, are the Olympics here again already? It seems like just yesterday we were all gasping over the opening ceremony in Beijing.
But yes, they're here, or will be as of July 27 (in London of course). And mapping-software company ESRI has provided the technological muscle behind a nice little Web site that could help you wake up to the coming arrival of the games and get your Olympic juices flowing (along with your feelings of international brother- and sisterhood).
The site's title pretty much spells out what the interactive concoction allows you to do: "Follow the Olympic torch's journey around the United Kingdom" as it makes its way toward London for the traditional ritual of "lighting the Flame" to usher in the games.
Brits in Stafford sing a torch song on Day 12 of the Olympic Flame's 70-day U.K. journey.
Screenshots by Edward Moyer/CNET)
There's a fire-filled map on the left that traces the Olympic Flame's progress through such Britishly n... [Read more]