Tuesday, October 24, 2006

PageMapper by Metacarta Labs

It's nice to know people who do cool stuff. I was talking to Chris Schmidt via Meebo today when he sent me the URL to a Metacarta Labs project he has been working on. It's called PageMapper, and it's something that's not up on the Lab's page yet. It's pretty cool. It's a bookmarklet that when you click on it—once you've dragged it to your Bookmark toolbar—it will locate the places in the webpage onto an OpenLayers map. Being privvy to the experiment, I decided to try it out on three unsuspecting websites that I thought would be great tests for PageMapper. 1) USCHO.com's team page for the University of North Dakota hockey team. There just has to be stuff in here that can be mapped?

2) The football team page for the University of California, Berkeley. Another team schedule that should be great for place names.
3) Finally, WikiTravel.org's main page. WikiTravel and geographic names, duh.
As you can see. . . it's still a lab project. Chris tells me there's something about websites with cookies that causes PageMapper not to read everything. Still, an f'in cool lab project. Check it out. It does have some seriously potential for those interested in geolocating news or geographically searching for events and how they relate to one another.


Anonymous Christopher Schmid said...

Just to be clear: the PageMapper has only gone up on the Labs Weblog -- this is probably our first line of information for new things we publish. Once we've polished them a bit more, some of them will migrate to the frontpage. So, if you want to keep up, keeping an eye on the weblog is the right place to look.

Glad you liked it, and great screenshots!

10/25/2006 05:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Bears!

11/03/2006 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


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