Platial.com – Real Place meets Cyber Space

I came across Platial.com, the PEOPLE’S ATLAS, Leave YOUR MARK on the WORLD, while surfing the ‘net.

They said:

The specific concept for building an online, shared mapping tool came after Di-Ann and I had moved to Amsterdam in 2004. We encouraged a lot of people to come visit, to stay with us, to hang out. But we had to work, deal with the kids, etc, and couldn’t be tour guides all day long.

I’m intrigued by the growing concept of real place meets cyber space. There are a lot of projects playing with Location Based Services coming to the fore. Early days but we’ll see more of these mapping applications growing communities, methinks.

Their blog is here and my fave map so far is EdsheppOpens in a new tab.‘s Where I was When 9/11 HappenedOpens in a new tab. :

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Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

2 thoughts on “Platial.com – Real Place meets Cyber Space

  1. Thanks for this great post. Edshepp’s map is fantastic- it’s great to see people sharing stories around a place and time. Interesting blog btw- happy to have found it!

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