Friday, June 24, 2005

Annotation

This bulletin board is annotating Google Maps satellite imagery in another way ... back-linking to the maps & images, and joining it with other data.

I'm calling, generally, for currently available GIS data to be conflated, in selectable layers, with Google Map & satellite imagery. I'd like official data to be visible to the world.

But one can also imagine globally-edited documents, such as Wikipedia entries with latlongs, populating Google maps & images. As one Google advisor just told me, this is more in the 'Google Framework' of letting web popularity determine results.

I think both are valid, and necessary. The bulletin board is a useful stopgap measure. So are all the wonderful google map hacks.

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