Viewzi is a kind of metasearch tool
built around 'views'. It's kind of the antiGoogle in that it's not so much for quick answers as for idle looking around, and it's all about the UI, but it's interesting and pretty and kind of fun. Beta, naturally, and fully buzzword compliant. Flash haters will probably hate it. Usability people may have an aneurism. That's OK.
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"Gutenkarte is a geographic text browser, intended to help readers explore the spatial component of classic works of literature. Gutenkarte downloads public domain texts from Project Gutenberg
, and then feeds them to MetaCarta's GeoParser API
, which extracts and returns all the geographic locations it can find." [note: works in Firefox but not IE, for me.]