Friday, February 02, 2007
WikiMapia, Labeling the World
What do you get when you cross Wikipedia with Google Maps? You get WikiMapia.org, where anyone can add labels to whatever little parts of the world they know and care about, with descriptive text, search tags, web links, etc. Although you can search for places with the basic Google Maps, this application adds context, connectivity, and individual views on what's what and where. Of course it is also selective and subjective, and like Wikipedia, subject to silliness (and peer review). But it's pretty cool.