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Author Topic: Wiki of the Week: Wikimapia  (Read 6142 times)


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Wiki of the Week: Wikimapia
« on: November 17, 2006, 03:23 AM »
This is the first in a series of weekly posts introducing you to smaller lesser known wikis on the web.

The goal will be to introduce you to new sources of information on specific topics, and hopefully those of us with knowledge in these topic areas may want to contribute to the wikis and improve them.

Our first stop: Wikimapia - Let's Describe the Whole World

At first it seems like just a giant Google map.

giant map.pngWiki of the Week: Wikimapia

But when you click an area, you are zoomed in for closer inspection and given a chance to describe a place you are familar with, or read a description someone else has given.

Take a look at your own neighborhood on this wiki.
Click the Wikimapia menu at the top and select "Search City" and type in the name of your town. Then select the correct one from the list.

my neighborhood.pngWiki of the Week: Wikimapia
(my neighborhood)

Are the parks, hospitals, and other landmarks labeled and described? If not, maybe you might want to contribute a description for a few.

Here I am adding a description of a supermarket near my house:

Step 1: adding a place:

Zoom in on the location you want to describe and click the red "add place" button at the top. Then adjust the box over the location. When you have it the way you want it, click OK.
adding place1.pngWiki of the Week: Wikimapia

Step 2: Add the description:
adding place2.pngWiki of the Week: Wikimapia

As soon as it is approved, it will be added to the map:
adding place3.pngWiki of the Week: Wikimapia

Have you ever wondered about the neighborhood that an online friend lives in? Zoom in on their town and see what kinds of landmarks have been labeled.

mouserville.pngWiki of the Week: Wikimapia

I hope you have enjoyed this wiki. Come back next Friday and I will introduce you to another.  :)
« Last Edit: November 17, 2006, 03:40 AM by app103 »


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Re: Wiki of the Week: Wikimapia
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2006, 05:29 PM »
nice find!


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Re: Wiki of the Week: Wikimapia
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2006, 09:34 AM »
Yeah that's really cool.