Sunday, September 25, 2005

Wikipedia Goes Local

"The goal of PlaceOpedia is to connect geographically-relevant Wikipedia articles to their locations by plotting them on Google Maps. Adding a connection is easy—just enter the Wikipedia article, find the appropriate spot on the map, enter your personal details if you wish to be credited, and hit submit.

"They're providing an API for their Creative Commons-licensed dataset in XML, RSS or KML (for Google Earth) outputs, in hopes that their syndicated data can be remixed by others as well as used as a general geographic lookup table for Wikipedia." ...

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