Top spot or not is a site where you can vote on thousands of locations throughout the world. As usual, it uses Google Maps to display the locations. Check it out at Top Spot or not / Hands of Victory.
I have read about it everywhere, I mentioned in the podcast, now it is time to blog it. Google Earth has included layers pointing to National Geographic information, primarily multimedia. Another reason to while away time playing with Google Earth.
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During one of my “brain hurts” breaks tonight I came across this site. I came in originally through their map builder, which lets you create a map that shows the states you have visited. However, on closer inspection it is quite an interesting concept, kind of a travel guide wiki. The front page prompts you to 1) Find travel info, 2) Take it with you, and 3) Update it when you return.
This is another in the line of UK sites we have pointed out this week. Voices maps recordings of interviews with British residents from England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. Through these you can get a sense of the linguisitic and cultural differences as you move through the country. Some of the recordings include colorful langauge, but these should be marked.
This gives insight into the linguistic landscape of of the islands along with some cultural flair and aural and oral cartography.
The Register has an interesting article showing images garnered from Google Earth. I think the title is a tad sensationalist, but the article is interesting.
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This article from InfoWorld discusses a set of API’s that Microsoft will announce at their Professional Developer’s Conference which starts Spet. 13th in Los Angeles. Mapping components, including an API for Virtual Earth and the new MapPoint Web Service 4.0.