Want to see your foursquare checkins on a map without a lot of fuss? Try this quick, easy method to show your checkins using Google maps.
- Visit your foursquare feeds page. Right click the KML link and copy it to your clipboard (don’t download it).
- Visit Google Maps and paste the link you copied into the search box. Hit enter.
- There is no step 3.
Your foursquare checkins will be highlighted with pins on the map. You can share the map with a friend by clicking either “Send” or “Link” at the top of the map. Be careful who you share the map with, though, because once they have the link, they’ll have access to your entire checkin history, both now and in the future (for example, don’t post the link on your website).
For more advanced users, adding “?count=100″ to the end of the URL (after .KML) you copied will increase the number of venues shown. You can change it to any number you like.
The foursquare feeds page provides a wealth of information. For instance, you can also use it to visualize your checkins in Google Earth and see your checkins on your Google Calendar. Do you have another creative use for foursquare’s feeds? Let us know about it in the comments.