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Geoblogging

A very thought-provoking entry by Senior Editor Wade Roush on his Continuousblog about what he calls “geoaware computing” - by which he means the confluence of a variety of geography-related social computing technologies, including moblogging, photoblogging, geocaching, geotagging (also called…

  • June 6, 2005

A very thought-provoking entry by Senior Editor Wade Roush on his Continuousblog about what he calls “geoaware computing” - by which he means the confluence of a variety of geography-related social computing technologies, including moblogging, photoblogging, geocaching, geotagging (also called geoblogging), and Google Map hacking.

Money quote: Because they can be customized and manipulated relatively easily (and more user-friendly tools for doing so are doubtless on the way), Google Maps could become the organizing platform for a global social-computing project that would enrich the physical environment by linking particular geographical spots to online resources including commercial services, historical information, or even art or photography.

Wade is becoming one of the most interesting writers in technology. Technology Review is very lucky to have him.

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