Wikimapia San Francisco

The map is not the territory

Originally uploaded by Liz Henry.

Wow, you WikiMapia map taggers have been getting very busy on San Francisco!

As you zoom in on the map, more tagged places are outlined. Click on those outlined boxes to edit, move and resize, or comment. Matt Jones explains how to embed a YouTube video into a place’s notes! Now all we need are webcams on every corner hooked into YouTube, and spy satellites will become completely pointless.

As I cruised around the Redwood City map I could see that some other yuppie was tagging up the organic grocery stores and elementary schools; I bet that it’s someone I know in real life or online.

It was more challenging than I thought it would be to identify structures from overhead, and to remember the order of stores and parks and streets that I pass by every day.

2 Comments so far

  1. Mark (unregistered) on December 29th, 2006 @ 9:06 am

    I particilarly like that people have linked specific locations to the venue page.

  2. Liz Henry (unregistered) on December 29th, 2006 @ 9:17 am

    The “upcoming” label means that a location hasn’t been voted as legit by enough users yet, actually!

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