2007/08/23

Online Mapping Tools

Online maps are both fun and useful for me, and I'm always interested in learning more from others about how they use online maps.

To that end, part of the next NEW NET meeting (NorthEast Wisconsin Network for Economy and Technology issues), scheduled for 28 Aug 2007, will focus on online maps. If you come to the tech enthusiast gathering, please plan to share your favorite map tips and to pick up a couple new mapping tricks from others at the meeting.

As part of the preparation for this meeting, here are five recent articles about online mapping tools:
  1. The Web's Best Mapping Sites http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,136018-page,1-c,bestoftheweb/article.html
  2. Online Maps: 50+ Tools and Resources http://mashable.com/2007/07/23/online-maps/
  3. USGS Offering Topo Maps Online http://tinyurl.com/26dbsq
  4. The Web 2.0 Road Trip http://www.cnet.com/4520-13386_1-6744597-1.html?tag=feat.3
  5. Trends of Online Mapping Portals http://radar.oreilly.com/archives/2007/05/trends_of_onlin.html
Here are the top five online mapping sites:
  1. Mapquest
  2. Google Maps
  3. Yahoo Maps
  4. Microsoft Live Maps
  5. Ask Maps
Plan to bring all sorts of online mapping tips to the meeting, including different types of maps (street, aerial, topo), uses for maps (planning trips, putting on websites, sending to people traveling to a location, using with GPS) and lots of other interesting and unique info about how you use online maps.

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