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 Edshepp‘s Where I was When 9/11 Happened :

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