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Artichoke: How do you interact with content ideas and experiences to build new knowledge, be it in a school classroom, a museum space, a community space or an online space?
"After identifying a watershed teams of students could explore questions like “Trace the water you drink from rainfall to tap” in real life excursions to explore where water goes.…

Students could record their research through voice recording, digital video and digital photographs, storing these online through Flickr, YouTube, Podmatic etc . And water shed locations could be identified and detail recorded Google Maps as below."
bighere  classideas  watershed  googlemaps  local  awareness  flockr  maps  mapping  lively  googlelively  artichokeblog  pamhook 
july 2008 by robertogreco
¡Mapa Gigante!
"¡Mapa Gigante! is a web site that lets you make high resolution GIANT MAPS!"
via:rodcorp  maps  google  printing  googlemaps  mapping  papernet 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Google Maps 'Bike There' Feature Request Petition
"To: Google, and the Google Maps team...We would like a 'Bike There' feature added to Google Maps - to go with the current 'Drive There' and 'Take Public Transit' options."
google  googlemaps  maps  mapping  bikes  transportation  cities 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Moleskine City Blogs - Aram Bartholl, Virtual Vs Physical
"In which form does the network data world manifest itself in our everyday life? What comes back from cyberspace into physical space? How do digital innovations influence our everyday actions?" more:
virtualreality  blogs  arambartholl  proximity  privacy  space  data  location  wow  googlemaps  annotation  vr 
june 2008 by robertogreco
You Are Not an urban tourism mash-up.
"It takes place in the streets of one city and invites participants to become meta-tourists of another city. Download a map, take your phone with you and go tour Gaza through the streets of Tel Aviv or Baghdad through the streets of New York."
mapping  googlemaps  baghdad  iraq  telaviv  nyc  location  location-based  arg  virtual  tourism  society  globalism  geography  digitalstorytelling  mashup  narrative  mobile  phones  cities  interactive  urban 
june 2008 by robertogreco
EveryTrail - GPS travel community, geotagging, geotagged photos, Google Maps, GPS tracks, waypoints, coordinates
"* Upload GPS data and photos to view your trips on Google Maps! * Map your pictures with our patent-pending geotagging technology * Find GPS maps with tracks, coordinates and geotagged photos * Share your trips with the EveryTrail community * View your t
gps  mapping  community  hiking  travel  maps  location  geography  geotagging  googlemaps  running  trails  tracking  onlinetoolkit 
june 2008 by robertogreco
KOKOGIAK - Google Maps - Long Drives
"I set out to find the longest distance for which Google Maps would give Driving Directions. Now that they've shut down the fun "swim the Atlantic" feature, things have changed a bit. It turns out there are multiple "longest drives", because the Google Ma
googlemaps  google  mapping  maps  geography  fun  location  directions 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Google Transit Gets Smarter and Smarter | Autopia from
"One huge impediment to wider adaptation of public transportation is the convenience factor--especially, in not knowing how long you'll have to wait for the next damned train...Google Transit isn't the only technology to address this problem."
transport  travel  googlemaps  google  transit  transportation  public  information  maps  mapping  time 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Entropist: Google Maps of Sci-Fi
"put your story into Google cartographically footnoting story line...soon enough you've got a new map of your city...not marked by tourist according to science fiction that takes place within it."
cartography  googlemaps  maps  mapping  sciencefiction  scifi  space  technology  geography  storytelling  writing  stories  literature 
march 2008 by robertogreco
MapJack - Your City Online
"Jack may look like an ordinary guy, but he sure gets around, with the help of us of course -- a small team dedicated to high quality Immersive Street-Side Imagery, and bringing mass coverage online."
search  mapping  maps  locative  sanfrancisco  googlemaps  travel  streetview  panorama  geolocation  virtualworlds  visualization  virtualization  virtual  streets 
march 2008 by robertogreco
MetaCarta GeoSearch News: Geographic Text Search, GeoSearch, and GIS Mapping Software
"Identify and leverage the geographic references in content.* Geosearch: Find all content, data, and information about a place in a single view * Geotagging: Analyze content to identify geographic references; use geotagged content in other applications"
aggregator  geotagging  googlemaps  mapping  maps  news  media  search  location 
march 2008 by robertogreco, OAuth and Fire Eagle
"’s a simple site that does just one thing: show you a list of the five Wikipedia pages that are geographically closest to your current location. It’s designed (or not-designed) to be used mainly from mobile phones."
fireeagle  gps  maps  openid  wikipedia  locative  location-based  location  mobile  phones  geography  mapping  googlemaps 
march 2008 by robertogreco
edublogs: We Tell Stories - Penguin's interactive web-first literature
"Almost as intriguing as the story itself is the backstory to how these six (or seven ;-) multimedia Web 2.0-ey ARG-type games have been created, and the challenges both authors and coders came up against."
arg  storytelling  stories  multimedia  maps  mapping  literature  writing  interaction  interactive  internet  online  web  twitter  googlemaps  googleearth 
march 2008 by robertogreco
The New Cartographers -- In These Times
:For some, mapping has become a vibrant new language—a way to interpret the world, find like-minded folks and make fresh, sometimes radical, perspectives visible. For others, maps portend threats to privacy and freedom of movement."
cartography  mapping  maps  Geography  visualization  gs  trends  psychogeography  geolocation  googlemaps  gps  surveillance  technology  locative  culture  grassroots 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Whrrl: Share real-world adventures and discover places, events, and people through the chronicles of others.
"Social discovery for the real world. Your friends and the places and events they "touch" light up so you can pick what's interesting to you. You control your privacy to share what you want with only the people you select."
mobile  phones  location  location-based  locative  geotagging  geocoding  microblogging  maps  mapping  socialmedia  socialnetworking  socialnetworks  search  local  gps  googlemaps  iphone  applications  csiap  ios 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Google Maps API - Google Code
"lets you embed Google Maps in your own web pages with JavaScript. The API provides a number of utilities for manipulating maps (just like on the web page) and adding content to the map through a variety of services, allowing you to
api  googlemaps  maps  mapping  webdev  webapps  programming  javascript  geocoding  webdesign 
march 2008 by robertogreco
WNYC - Crowdsourcing Map: Are You Being Gouged?
"Our latest "crowdsourcing" project asks listeners to go to their local grocery store and find out the price of three goods: milk, lettuce and beer. We've mapped the results below. Click on a tab above the map to see results for that item."
nyc  maps  mapping  crowdsourcing  food  prices  activism  journalism  shopping  googlemaps  media  pricing  via:hrheingold 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Social Control: Beware Google's Surveillance Death-Ray
"What happens when Google street view is no longer content with showing incredibly detailed pictures of the outside of your house? This hilarious science fiction video by the Vacationeers follows Google's omni-cam to its most invasive extreme... and of co
google  googlemaps  humor  surveillance  scifi  sciencefiction 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Google LatLong: The next generation of Google Sky
"The new year is here and it's time to unveil a new set of features and content for Sky in Google Earth. This update is particularly exciting for us because most of the new images, views and sounds have been developed by the Sky community."
googlemaps  mapping  maps  astronomy  collections 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Cell Phone Carriers - Cell Phone Service and Tower Search
"Consumers can search for the best carrier in their area. And with our graphical tower location search, users can pinpoint nearby tower locations. Even to the exact rooftop with satellite imagery and the help of Google Maps!"
mobile  phones  maps  mapping  reception  services  googlemaps 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Google LatLong: Got caucus results? We do.
"our new Iowa caucus map on Google Maps. The map displays live news and events from across the state, and beginning tonight, both the Democratic and Republican parties of Iowa will be partnering with us to present real-time caucus results by county and by
2008  elections  mapping  maps  googlemaps  statistics 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Kindle easter eggs: Google Maps cell-based location, picture viewer, and more - Engadget
"Amongst the hidden features are access to Google Maps coupled with CDMA-based location-finding, which also allows you to quickly locate nearby gas stations and restaurants (as well as your own custom searches)."
amazon  kindle  ebooks  gps  location  maps  mapping  googlemaps 
december 2007 by robertogreco
CR Blog » Blog Archive » The Bible According To Google Earth
"Scenes from the Bible have been imagined by countless artists over the centuries, but never quite like this. God’s Eye View portrays four key Biblical events as if captured by Google Earth. Above, The Crucifixion."
art  earth  google  googleearth  googlemaps  maps  photography  religion  bible 
december 2007 by robertogreco
One Plus One Equals Three: Edushi: China's Cities Drawn and Mapped
"Whilst Google uses satellite imagery, photographs and map overlays to create their mapping systems, China's Edushi uses intricate (and quite incredible) computer-based drawings to create their city maps."
maps  mapping  illustration  online  internet  china  hongkong  google  googlemaps 
december 2007 by robertogreco
MobHappy » Blog Archive » New Google Maps for Mobile Shows Your Location, Even Without GPS
"Google has released another upgrade to Google Maps for Mobile, which in addition to GPS support, can now show users without GPS their location."
googlemaps  gps  bigbrother  google  maps  mobile  phones  location  location-based  locative 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Participo: optimising for the experience of being mobile...
"apps that are designed around the experience of examples: *Google Maps *TomTom *Twitter *Jaiku * Dodgeball *Shozu *Dopplr"
jaiku  twitter  shozu  mobile  phones  applications  dosdgeball  googlemaps  tomtom  dopplr 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Google Maps gets terrain maps, updated collaboration features | Tech news blog - CNET
"Google Maps has added a new view layer to its repertoire today. It's called terrain view, and as the name suggests, it lets you get a detailed look at geographical features both natural, and human-built like buildings and landmarks."
googlemaps  mapping  terrain  maps 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Trulia - Real Estate, Homes For Sale, Sold Properties, Real Estate Maps
"We are a real estate search engine that helps you find homes for sale and provides real estate information at the local level to help you make better decisions in the process."
realestate  homes  housing  apartments  search  googlemaps  data  demographics  community  geography  schools 
november 2007 by robertogreco
"* Capture your outdoor activities on your video camera * Capture a GPS record at the same time * Upload them to VeoGeo and share them with the world"
googlemaps  google  gps  maps  mapping  video  travel 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Digital Urban: Connected to the World but not to the City - The Local Cloud
"Devices such as the iPhone are also of interest due to lack of GPS, compared Nokia N95...question arises for urban use if a GPS is necessary, in 4 minute wait for satellite fix we can simply look up at a street sign and type in it"
googlemaps  iphone  ipod  touch  location  locative  navigation  pervasive  wifi  wayfaring  n95  nokia  gps 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Now on Google Earth: Map where Congress spends your tax dollars | Tech news blog - CNET
"The Sunlight Foundation on Tuesday released a downloadable Google Earth layer that plots what it says are some 1,500 earmarks attached to a proposed U.S. House of Representatives defense spending bill."
maps  money  politics  government  defense  military  spending  taxes  googlemaps  googleearth  google  mapping  geography 
november 2007 by robertogreco
VQR » South America in the Twenty First Century
"To mark the release of our special issue on South America, VQR is pleased to present an interactive map of the continent with links to the full content of the issue and six online exclusives—plus videos, slideshows, author readings, and more."
southamerica  latinamerica  chile  argentina  colombia  brasil  maps  mapping  google  googlemaps  literature  reading  writing  culture  brazil 
november 2007 by robertogreco
"A real-time geographic visualization of posts to Twitter. Samuel Morse, meet Carl Jung."
twitter  visualization  maps  mapping  googlemaps  world  international  global  communication  conversation  flickr  socialsoftware  society 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Google Maps - Coworking Spaces
"This is a list of coworking (or "semi-coworking") spaces in the US. Let me know if I missed any or any need changed. Hope this helps."
coworking  maps  googlemaps  mapping 
october 2007 by robertogreco
"To create a mediascape, you start with a digital map of your local area. Using special, free software, you can attach digital sounds, pictures and video to places that you choose on the map."
location-based  annotation  mapping  maps  geography  googlemaps  gps  education  learning  pervasive  locative  location  howto  onlinetoolkit  uk  tutorials  tagging  internet  blogjects  everyware  multimedia  mobile  phones  handhelds  audio 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Loki - You Can Get There From Here
"Combining GPS-like location, local search and one-button access to location-based content, Loki is the first web-based application to make the Internet revolve around you. Literally."
gps  googlemaps  directions  geotagging  location  location-based  locative  mapping  maps  search  firefox  wifi  extensions  browser  spatial  tagging  tags  wireless  networks  navigation  findability  geography  geocoding  interactive  mobile  tracking  browsers 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Archinect : Features : Google Map Tour Guide Central
"Inspired by Marlin and Ludwig's local tour guides for Los Angeles and London, we've created this ongoing feature for Archinect members to create their own customized Google Map. It's an opportunity to share all your local favorites with the rest of the c
googlemaps  google  archinect  architecture  travel  tours  cities 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Yahoo! MapMixer
"The world is a big place. There are thousands of maps out there that provide unique details about any given destination. MapMixer is a new site that combines those maps with Yahoo! Maps to give you a better view of the world."
maps  mapping  yahoo  usability  usergenerated  mashup  geography  geotagging  googlemaps  cartography  api  webapps  web2.0 
september 2007 by robertogreco » Home
"'s mission is to promote alternative forms of transportation by building software tools that help users plan safe trips and making those tools freely available to the public."
activism  bikes  commuting  environment  green  mapping  maps  online  oregon  portland  urbanism  walking  transportation  traffic  resources  googlemaps 
july 2007 by robertogreco
New Google Maps feature was my fantasy | Tech news blog - CNET
"Google has added a new feature to its online map site that enables you to click on a point on the route highlighted by the driving directions and drag it to some other spot to change the route. The driving directions automatically adjust."
google  maps  googlemaps  mapping  directions 
june 2007 by robertogreco
"HP Labs are moving beyond personal navigation: we are expanding the world around us with a simple tool that builds compelling interactive experiences that you control as you move from place to place."

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arg  mobile  location-based  locative  location  aware  gps  phones  games  maps  glvo  socialsoftware  annotation  awareness  mapping  digitalstorytelling  interaction  qrcodes  googlemaps  ubicomp  ubiquitous  geography  geotagging  gaming  computing  storytelling  newmedia  performance  geolocation  tracking  multimedia  immersive  pervasive  education  guides  hp  portable  play  local  learning  experience  windows  wireless  technology  classideas  community  mscape  augmented  mediascape 
may 2007 by robertogreco
Google Maps Mania
"An unofficial Google Maps blog tracking the websites, mashups and tools being influenced by Google Maps."
aggregator  blogs  geotagging  googlemaps  google  mapping  maps  locative  location  local  visualization  hacks  geography  travel 
february 2007 by robertogreco
Google Librarian Central: Explore the world through books
"there's now a Book Search feature on the "About this book" page which shows readers the places mentioned in a particular book and pinpoints them on a map"
books  maps  googlemaps  google  search  literature  reading  research  mapping 
january 2007 by robertogreco
Blue Puddle
"The Blue Puddle software takes advantage of the Internet´s distributed authorship capabilities to create maps that draw on users´ collective memory and subjective experience of a city."
art  cities  collaboration  community  cooperation  culture  design  geography  google  gps  software  socialsoftware  socialnetworks  social  place  people  maps  mapping  locative  interactive  urban  storytelling  googlemaps 
january 2007 by robertogreco
ZoneTag Photos
"Tagging made easy ZoneTag suggests likely tags for each photo, making it easy to add tags from your phone and even easier for you to find the photos later. The suggestions are based on tags made by you and your Flickr contacts in similar context, e.g. in
flickr  geotagging  gps  images  mapping  tools  nokia  mobile  phones  software  locative  location-based  location  jaiku  local  googlemaps  geocoding  freeware  yahoo  maps 
september 2006 by robertogreco
Wayfaring: Maps, your way. (built on Google Maps)
"With you can explore maps created by others, or create your own personalized map. Share them with friends or the whole world."
online  annotation  internet  maps  mapping  geography  web  tools  social  software  collaborative  make  howto  cartography  collaboration  googlemaps  socialnetworking  wayfinding  wayfaring  directions  travel  googleearth  geotagging  locative  location  location-based  storytelling  visualization  tourism  walking  tagging 
november 2005 by robertogreco

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