Balloon Browser recognizes and highlights geo-coordinates in web pages. Hovering over a recognized location advises another application to show a map of the corresponding area. For now the only program Balloon Browser can interact with is Google Earth.
Instead of waiting for the one true geo-notation and markup standard, Balloon Browser tries to parse a variety of common coordinate notations. Ambiguous information like a missing hemisphere identifier are reconciled by looking at the context or the probability of a certain location.
Thanks to the GPS system and low-cost devices that can be used by everybody, the number of websites tagging their content with geo-coordinates (using latitude and longitude) is increasing rapidly.
Maps and Travel. Route Planners. How to get there. Find your way. Bus times, Train Times, Ferry times. Aeroplane Times. Telephone Codes. International Telephone Codes. Postal Delivery, Post Codes and Zip Codes.