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Maps

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This topic in the Web 1, 2, 3 Forum highlights the use of maps

REFERENCES

Web 1, 2, 3 Forum
http://forum.planeta.com/viewforum.php?f=93

Maps
http://www.planeta.com/web/locatormaps.html

Geography
http://www.planeta.com/ecotravel/resour ... raphy.html

Forum Guidelines
http://www.planeta.com/worldforum.html
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Applications

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Two interesting applications of Google Maps

New Zealand - Google Earth Application
http://www.tourismnewzealand.com/touris ... 073_25.jpg

Byron Bay Backpackers - Marcus Endicott
http://www.mendicott.com/byronbay/backpackers.asp

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One to add to your RSS feed :)

Web 2.0 Travel Tools
>> http://www.Web20Travel.com

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I think it gets really interesting when text is overlayed on the maps.
For instance Yahoo TagMaps is extremely appealing: http://tagmaps.research.yahoo.com/

I am trying to work on a similar aesthetic for the indigi-net site: http://indiginet.org

Twittervision is a fantastic visualization of text over the world map. It basically takes the information from twitter, and overlays it on a map, but also has these pop-up windows every few seconds. So literally you are taken to posts from around the world. Very slick: http://twittervision.com/

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Worldmapper

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Wow! Twittervision is fun.

More recommended reading

Worldmapper: Travel and Tourism (and more) Map - Travel Geography
http://travelgeography.blogspot.com/sea ... orldmapper

Worldmapper
http://www.sasi.group.shef.ac.uk/worldmapper/index.html

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Great Walk

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Ralph Pina at ecoAfrica has prepared a Google Earth track of the Great Walk (it downloads an eventual 2.2MB target kmz file)
http://www.ecoafrica.com/directors/ralp ... Africa.kmz

http://www.ecoafrica-travel.com/2007/07 ... and-photos

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Schmap World Travel Guides

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Schmap World Travel Guides

[quote]A uniquely interactive experience: maps and guide content are dynamically integrated, allowing intuitive, real-time access to reviews and photo slideshows for places of interest.

The innovative technology behind Schmap Guides is also used by clients, partners and bloggers to power the display and syndication of schmapplets

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Example: Brisbane Western Suburbs

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Example: Brisbane Western Suburbs - Schmap
http://tinyurl.com/2ej7sx

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State of the Map

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The State Of The Map was a conference held at the University of Manchester, UK in 2007. Details
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org

Fave quote - "Tags work very well. I knew I could not design an ontology that would work for all of you because you all have different views."
- Steve Coast, State Of The Map 2007
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php ... Of_The_Map

Slides
http://www.slideshare.net/chippy/this-m ... y-take-off

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Flagr

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Hello all.
Flagr is a nice tool, easy to use. I have created just an half hour ago a map where I will collect and share the ecotourism places and providers of Estonia. see - http://www.flagr.com/maps/ecotourism

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Rrove.com

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Hello,
I would like to share with you a newly discovered great google-maps application, that is really easy to use: www.rrove.com
They call themselves Social Bookmarks for Places, great service and no technical skills are needed to use it.
It took me 10 minutes to see the results on my website, see : http://www.soomaa.com/?id=180&lang=eng
and another one:
http://www.soomaa.com/?id=178&lang=eng
There is also a great feature which allows Rrove to link your Flickr photos to a place by geotagging them.
Try it!

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TravelPod Traveler IQ Challenge

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TravelPod Traveler IQ Challenge
http://www.travelpod.com/traveler-iq

Anyone on Facebook can take or create a number of geo challenges.
http://apps.facebook.com/travelpod-challenge

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Mexico Maps by Tony Burton

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Terrific Mexico maps created by Tony Burton and published on Mexico Connect

Yucatan
http://mexconnected.com/mex_/yucatan/mapyucatan.html

Chiapas
http://mexconnected.com/mex_/chiapas/mapchiapas.html

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Geobloggers

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Crossing the Mapping Chasm

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Crossing the Mapping Chasm - White African
http://whiteafrican.com/?p=1008
Will it ever be as easy as jumping in and creating a blog, or will mapping always be a tech-centered effort?

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