Back at the end of May, I went to Google Developer Day 2007 in London. I saw a lot of interesting stuff, which I didn't write about here because I was busy arranging the wedding, and well, I'm not in the habit of updating this blog at the best of times. So I owe a belated thanks to Google and their staff for providing a day of interesting talks and the surrounding hospitality for free.
There was something that caught my eye while I was there: Before each talk there was a looped video on the projection screen, showing off various applications that have been built on top of Google's APIs. And one of these applications involved Google Maps' streetmap of Moscow, overlaid with the metro stations and lines. The video cut between applications far too fast to see any details, or to note the URL of the application. But some weeks later I found it via de.licio.us: It's at kartametro.info.
If you know Moscow, it's fun to just browse the metro system. One great feature is the subterranean maps of the stations. The screenshot above shows the sprawling Arbatskaya/Bibliteka im. Lenina/Aleksandrovskiy Sad/Borovitskaya station complex, which turns out to be about 600 metres across (it feels a lot bigger when you are down there).