GeoURL 2.0 (beta)
March 20, 2005 3:35 PM   Subscribe

GeoURL 2.0 (beta) launched today... We've talked about GeoURL before, but it's been so long, and the service was offline (sadly) for much of that time. Of course, the blogosphere is much, much bigger than it was two years ago... I wonder what syntheses we'll see? [via Urban Cartography]
posted by silusGROK (16 comments total)
I was thinking when I finally change from zip codes to ICBM on the mefi user pages, I could ping geoURL
posted by mathowie at 3:44 PM on March 20, 2005

I've been doing some geolocation work recently that's similar to this, although I use the ARIN database rather than user-entered data most of the time:
Animations of a friend's webserver logfile
Static images of a variety of logs
Animations of users of my community site

Do I only link to myself? Sorry.

But if anyone wants to send me a log file or two I'll gladly make up an animation for you... (Matt, I'm happy to share my databases with you, which contain IP, Zip, Postal Code, and City/Country --> Lat/Lon data)
posted by glider at 4:09 PM on March 20, 2005

This was a cool service that I was sad to see the (temporary) end of. It is great to see it back.

Is this an appropriate place to give the lat/long in user pages hobby horse another shove? No? I thought not. *shrugs*
posted by dg at 5:36 PM on March 20, 2005

An odd coincidence (?) that this relaunches just as Feedmap/Blogmap, from Chandu Thota (a Microsoftie), launches for the first time.
posted by dhartung at 6:15 PM on March 20, 2005

Today? I noticed it back up in mid-Februray, where did you get that the beta launched today?
posted by revgeorge at 6:20 PM on March 20, 2005

...when I finally change from zip codes to ICBM...

I know I'm old and out of date, but to me, ICBM stands for Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile. I can understand some three-letter acronyms with multiple meanings (IRA, ERA, etc.), but four-letters?

Or does this mean we MeFites are da bomb?
posted by wendell at 7:36 PM on March 20, 2005

glider: That's a fantastic little animation, I'd love to see something like that from MeFi for a week or two. Great idea.
posted by odinsdream at 7:47 PM on March 20, 2005

Wendell, you're on the right track: If we wanted to send an ICBM your way, we'd enter the lat/lon or ICBM coordinates.

Picture my house in a postcard town
Picture a bomb in the sky
History at your door
Who could ask for more
I've felt better.

/The Sundays

posted by OneOliveShort at 8:29 PM on March 20, 2005

What's this then? Some sites talking about the "GeoURL Relaunch" are pointing there.
posted by Jimbob at 9:10 PM on March 20, 2005

Revgeorge: I should have said "recently"... but it was so cool, that I was certain that since it hadn't been posted, that I must have caught it serendipitously.

Guess I was wrong.
posted by silusGROK at 9:11 PM on March 20, 2005

Seemed the last implementation was overrun with Deviant Art links. (Was that just me? No mention of DA on the previous thread.) I do hope that sort of watering down is avoided. Nothing against DA, but its prevalence in GeoURL results seems counterproductive.
posted by NickDouglas at 10:43 PM on March 20, 2005

Jimbob-- is doing the same thing, but it appears to be an independent effort. was handed off by Joshua Schachter to the new maintainer with the old database intact (I'm still findable through; I'm not in
posted by adamrice at 7:15 AM on March 21, 2005

I don't know, GeoURL always struck me as a good way to allow the "goons" to find me faster. So I always set it to where I want to live, not where I do live.
posted by fenriq at 11:37 AM on March 21, 2005

how do enter the location / coordinates i want to look at? all i can see is this map that i can try to click but its zoomed out too far so i cant get close...
posted by GleepGlop at 1:07 PM on March 21, 2005

edit the url?
posted by andrew cooke at 3:43 PM on March 21, 2005

ah, splendid
posted by GleepGlop at 3:55 PM on March 21, 2005

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