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Contenders for mashup dominion

Contenders for mashup dominion

The web site Placeopedia is a mashup using Google Maps, connecting cities with their Wikipedia entries. In other words, it’s sort of a geographical version of Wikipedia for the planet Earth. It’s still in a very early phase and there are lot of contenders, but it could be interesting to watch it grow. If you prefer to tag areas instead of points, WikiMapia is an alternative. It allows users to tag map areas and write their own comments.

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Google Maps expands in Europe

Google Maps expands in Europe

In addition to previous maps, there is now satellite coverage of several major European cities. Have a look at Mont St Michel, Münsterplatz in Freiburg, San Marcus Square in Venice, Castelgandolfo, the alcazar of Segovia…

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Ajaxian redemption

Ajaxian redemption

Ok, maybe I sounded a bit harsh in my latest post. In my humble opinion, Ajax is actually a great technology when applied in a proper manner. For instance, have a look at the latest version of Windows Live Local. They stuffed a van with ten cameras and drove along the streets of San Francisco and Seattle, capturing over 10 million images for each city!

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Ajax debunked

Ajax debunked

After having seen a couple of months with the word Ajax buzzing everywhere, I believe it’s time to clear a few things out. Ajax is a term coined by Jesse James Garrett at San Francisco-based company Adaptive Path in February 2005. It is commonly described as “asynchronous Javascript and XML”. I would rather say it’s a shorter way of writing “asynchronous JavaScript using XMLHttpRequest with CSS and DOM”.

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Google Maps versus Virtual Earth
Google Maps goes photographic

Google Maps goes photographic

My favorite creative minds are back! Yesterday Google, also known as “Microsoft done right”, improved their already fantastic web application Google Maps, now including satellite photos from DigitalGlobe and Earthsat, covering United States and Canada. And it’s fast! Try it at once.

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The sound of Salzburg

The sound of Salzburg

"It is based on the true story of Maria von Trapp, even though I suspect she didn’t go singing alone in the mountain ranges."
Visions of Singapore

Visions of Singapore

"By extensive use of landfill with sand bought from Indonesia and Cambodia, the bay area has expanded greatly in the last few years and tall buildings pop up everywhere."
Having champagne in Champagne

Having champagne in Champagne

"We roamed the damp and chilly tunnels and stumbled upon a large barrel delivered by Napoleon himself."
Wazzup in Vaduz

Wazzup in Vaduz

"Vaduz Castle is overlooking the town from a hill, a short walk from the center. It’s really a postcard view with the alps in the background, which I’m sure the prince enjoys as he sips his morning coffee while towering above his loyal subjects."
The dark days of Sarajevo

The dark days of Sarajevo

"The city survived on the edge of annihilation and has started to recover, but the stone walls still seem to cry out in lament of all the horrible things they have seen."
Sessions in Seville

Sessions in Seville

"I end my journey in front of the tomb of Columbus, located inside the world’s largest Gothic cathedral."

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