Normally our Facebook friends are scattered all over the world but if somebody will ask us to give their precise location on the world map then we will definitely be befuddled because some of those friends are only known to us virtually.
We have a utility called as Facebook Places that allow us to broadcast our location to the Facebook friends but utilities and maps that help us to track down the location of others are not so popular and normally we are unaware of them. So here are some of the Facebook and Maps mashups that ultimately allow us to track the location of Facebook friends on a map:
Where My Friends Be
This service is a simple network display of Facebook friends on a Google Map. This particular app grabs the users profile picture and then geo-locate that particular picture on Google map. After that it place markers on the locations where your friends are located and draw straight red lines to those markers illustrating the location relationship. The mapping thing is quite fast and within seconds users can visualize their entire Facebook friends network on a map. Users can even post their Friends map on their Facebook profile using Where My Friends Be.
The moment you will give permission to this app to pull your friends data from Facebook, it will instantly draw a heat map showing that where your friends are concentrated on a global map. The place where your friends are in greater number will be shown in bright red, whereas the lesser concentrations are shown by blue and yellow color. Users can also mouse over the heat map and the names of the friends will pop-up. You can visit their official website to have a better idea about the OpenHeatMap application.
Do you use any of the above site to see your friends location? Do you know any other sites which shows location of your Facebook friends on a map? Do let us know via comment.