Maps + Wiki

22 May
2007

We’ve been gearing up to launch our own wiki-system for places soon, but have run into a few issues.

So I wanted the time to showcase two places:

Wikimapia – the grand-daddy of map/wiki sites. A ton of rich content. But unlike more traditional ‘wiki’ sites, everything is locked in. As of right now, the site claims 3,703,330 places.

ShapeWiki – A lot cleaner in approach, I really like this website. Has some fantastic export options. Especially intelligent is how they do their mapping – adding a point between two points allows for a lot more flexibility, and was a very intelligent design choice.

2 Responses to Maps + Wiki

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Andre Lewis

May 23rd, 2007 at 3:10 pm

Thanks for the post Ahmed. If any of your readers have comments or suggestions on ShapeWiki, drop me an email!

Cheers,

Andre

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Ahmed

May 23rd, 2007 at 3:16 pm

Well an obvious one – when I click on the name, show me a map :) I have to click on edit to see any map.

I really do like the site. Ours is quite similar, with a bit of a different approach (one thing – having a mid-point between each point was a great idea).

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