Schmap.me – share your map
Schmap continues to do things right. I have been interested in their Guides and excited about the iPhone implementation of the Guides (still love the rotate to map UI). Their latest open beta, Schmap.me, flips their regular model of helping you find places to bringing a way to help others find you, or at least your address. While the concept of creating a webmap to share your location isn’t new, but it is a great implementation. You can choose your own path (mine is Schmap.me/jesse.rouse for instance) that will link to your map. The map is Schmap’s standard Google Map base and it has a simple interface. The simple interface would be a great place for Schmap to expand to allow users to add different types of information (which you already can with a little html in the notes field). Overall, Schmap continues to approach location/map user interfaces in simple and effective ways.