Category Archives: maps

Trying new ways to cover fires

Crises force people to think differently. Faced with a rapidly moving story, media outlets in Southern California have done an outstanding job in adopting Web 2.0 tools to keep readers informed during the tragedy. SignOnSanDiego, the Web site of the … Continue reading

Posted in geotagging, journalism, maps, media, newspapers, web 2, web 2.0 | 2 Comments

GPS as the cure to roadside blight

Creative Commons image by Eye Captain via flickr. It’s a staple of American road trips: signs all along the interstate inviting you to grab a bite, fill up or spend the night. You’re likely to see hundreds of these signs … Continue reading

Posted in gps, local search, maps, satellite navigation | 4 Comments

Google Maps gets social

Google has added a profile page for its My Maps and local reviews products. The profile page allows users to roll up their maps and reviews onto one page. Here’s a screenshot of my profile page: In addition to links … Continue reading

Posted in facebook, google, local search, maps, social networking, yelp | 1 Comment

Google Satellite View, the hard way

From the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum, a book of pictures of London taken from a balloon. The book covers eight square miles.

Posted in fun, maps, random

The quest for buried treasure in mapping

I wrote the other day about MapQuest’s new beta launch and how they’ve so far missed the mark on mapping innovations that have occurred in the last two years. Maps can serve many purposes. Finding a business or a place … Continue reading

Posted in aol, geotagging, google, maps, yahoo

A new MapQuest beta with not much new

The latest beta of MapQuest shows how far behind MapQuest is in the functionality race with Google and Yahoo! There are two big improvements in this release: MapQuest finally supports a single search box for entering addresses. The current version … Continue reading

Posted in google, local search, maps, yahoo | 1 Comment

Geotagged YouTube videos come to Google Earth

Google has integrated geotagged YouTube videos into Google Earth. By selecting the “YouTube” layer in the “Featured Content” section section of Google Earth, you can see the locations of YouTube videos. Clicking on the icon allows you to play the … Continue reading

Posted in geotagging, google, maps, web 2, web 2.0, YouTube | 3 Comments

Fun with Google Maps and geotagging

Here’s a fun trick: copy the KML link from the bottom of a flickr page and paste it into the Google Maps search box. Here are my favorite flickr pictures plotted on Google Maps. (Click through to view it full … Continue reading

Posted in flickr, geotagging, google, maps

A conversation on digital maps

The Kojo Nnamdi show, a DC public radio call-in program, had a discussion yesterday on digital mapping technology. (RealAudio, Windows Media) Among the topics covered: mapping refugee flows, Google Street View, mashups, user-generated map data and privacy issues around all … Continue reading

Posted in gps, maps, satellite navigation, street view

iPhone dreaming – iPhone + GPS

The iPhone has quickly become the ultimate communication device for many. With a few tweaks, it could easily become the ultimate navigation device. Creative Commons image by stevegarfield. Imagine: You get into your car and put the iPhone in you … Continue reading

Posted in apple, geotagging, google, gps, iphone, local search, maps, satellite navigation, street view, wireless, wireless data | 6 Comments