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A Wikipedia/Google Maps mashup
September 21, 2005 5:32 AM   Subscribe

Placeopedia combines Wikipedia and Google Maps.
posted by Tlogmer (11 comments total)

 
thats my productivity for the afternoon taken care of

i like it
posted by 13twelve at 5:52 AM on September 21, 2005


It's those mySociety chaps again. At the same time they've also built Your History Here, letting you annotate locations on Google Maps.

Rather excellently they also publish all the data via XML and RSS, so you can find out about new things added in particular locations.

Full disclosure, I don't work for them or anything, but I keep a close eye on their excellent work.
posted by grahamspankee at 6:13 AM on September 21, 2005


Well that was fun and cute. I added The Annex, Toronto, and York University (Toronto). Damn those compelling little sites like that.
posted by blacklite at 6:21 AM on September 21, 2005


The site is broken -- it keeps starting out on Great Britain instead of the United States!
posted by rolypolyman at 7:10 AM on September 21, 2005


Google maps is cool, but it does have some problems when scaling to large numbers of 'dots'. They do a good job here of 'pruning', although I wonder how they decide to do that.
posted by delmoi at 7:28 AM on September 21, 2005


Great Britain instead of the United States

S'where all the best things start ;-)
posted by 13twelve at 8:38 AM on September 21, 2005


it keeps starting out on Great Britain

Eh? Oh that's the other island you see when the page opens up on Ireland, right?

Cool little website, I will play with it later.
posted by jamesonandwater at 10:14 AM on September 21, 2005


Google maps and a statcounter

Google maps and celebrity addresses
posted by Tlogmer at 1:43 PM on September 21, 2005


Everything I search for, for example 'London', comes up blank. I get the UK map (s'okay, I'm from there), but the search, she is broken. Meh.
posted by TheDonF at 1:52 PM on September 21, 2005


They seem to require a valid email address, and they do not seem to offer any assurance that you can trust them with it.
posted by Zurishaddai at 4:42 PM on September 21, 2005


No, there are no assurances on their site, but having dealt with the group before, yeah, you can trust them. Or just use one of those 'throwaway email address' sites?
posted by flameproof at 9:11 AM on September 22, 2005


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