MapHook Launches Guide to Famous Film Locations in San Francisco
Curated Data Provided by the San Francisco Film Commission Reveals a New Way to Discover and Explore Movie History
Washington, DC, May 2014 -- MapHook, a developer of social discovery and location related applications, today launched the first map in its new "CultureHook" custom map project; a project designed to curate, map and display interesting open source data. Utilizing publicly available data from the San Francisco Film Commission, MapHook created an interactive map that allows viewers to move around the city and view famous movie locations. The map displays dynamic pins located at actual film sites; these pins contain curated content such as trivia, pictures and videos about the movie and the location where it was filmed. San Francisco residents and visitors can discover famous nearby film sites by clicking through to the mobile-optimized map from www.maphook.com or by going directly to www.maphook.com/sanfranmoviemap.
The San Francisco Movie map features locations of interest such as:
- The Embarcadero, an iconic city locale where films such as "A View to Kill" (James Bond Franchise), "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," "Basic Instinct" and the recent reimaginings of "Godzilla" and "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," were filmed.
- Location of the original Mel's Drive-In made famous in classic films like "American Graffiti" and "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner."
- Casa Lucas Market and other various local hotspots seen in Academy Award Winner Cate Blanchett's film Blue Jasmine.
MapHook will continue to add other "CultureHook" maps to the website in the coming months and will include CultureHook content in its mobile app. MapHook's mobile app helps people find, tell and share activities around them. A new version of the app will be released in June and will include up-to-date location-related information from popular sources such as Yahoo, Twitter, Yelp, Wikipedia, Foursquare and Groupon along with CultureHook content; thus, making places of interest, famous locations, events, trending news and other nearby content easily accessible in one app based on a user's location.
"We've recently partnered with some great organizations such as the World Wildlife Fund, ThinkGeek and the Washington Project for the Arts on custom map projects and have experienced how well users react and engage with them," said Dr. Paul Carter, President of MapHook. "Inspired by that success and knowing that a new, design-forward version of our MapHook app was coming soon, we tried to look for other places where we could create something fresh, interesting and fun. Given its rich tech and cultural scene, San Francisco was the perfect fit. We can't wait to see how people interact with the new map and use it to complement their MapHook app experience in San Francisco."
MapHook is a software applications development firm based in Dulles, Virginia. The MapHook app is a location-based social discovery app that empowers users to find, learn and share real-time, curated information about the places, events and trending news near and important to them. For more information, please visit www.maphook.com.
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