I think the old term for this type of interactive map was ‘Google Mashup’. It’s amazing how terms like ‘mashup’ get created then forgotten. Why bother? Anyway, Amtrak has this new functionality which can help passengers and folks meeting trains to get a good status on train whereabouts, train speed, etc. I’m sure low-key railfans will find it useful as well. Enjoy!
And so this topic remains more on-topic than you’d might expect… Amtrak.com uses SiteCatalyst and Test&Target. While staring at the interactive train tracker, I decided to fire up DigitalPulse to see what came back, and surely three requests are fired.