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Urban Planet Weird Wednesday: Plan your zombie escape route

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Weird Wednesdays on Urban Planet takes a look at obscure, absurd, and curious things about cities around the world.

Ever visit a new city and have a hard time getting the lay of the land? What will you do once you check into your hotel, turn on the news and find out that legions of undead picked your vacation week to rise up with brain-eating fervor?

Map of the Dead has you covered.

Using data from Google Maps, MotD plots out all the local spots you may need to access for your zombie apocalypse survival gear: firearms, camping equipment, food, medical supplies, it even includes potential “Danger zones”. The data for Canadian cities looks a little sparse (Toronto, for instance, lists only five gorcery stores), it’s assumed that the site will grow as Google Maps includes more and more info.

Maybe once Z-day comes, Google street view will be live so you can see real time how packed the local gun store is. For now it will at least save you from spending almost a whole season in a defenceless farmhouse when there’s a secure prison just beyond the treeline.

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  1. For training purposes, be sure to check out this great Google Streetview mashup: enter your location and then watch (and flee) as zombies converge upon you from all directions.