Location-enhanced web: get people out of the house
March 27th, 2003

Location-awareness is an important aspect of Smart Mobs because it enhance the ability of communication-linked affinity groups to organize collective action in the physical world. This Guardian UK article about maps of bloggers in London points in that direction. Webmapper is also an interesting resource in this regard.

(Thanks, David!)

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1 - Bubba

I did something similar with PHP and JavaScript as an experiment. Project GeoURL Map It’s far from finished. I’m having trouble calculating the Lat/Lon from the X/Y position in JavaScript. Just need to get the scaling right between my code and the Tiger Map Server. Red dot is the closest GeoURL spot, green dots are other GeoURL sites. Clicking will re-center. It’s not perfect, sometimes when you click it goes nuts..