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?football team page for the University of California, Berkeley. Another team schedule that should be great for place names. WikiTravel.org's main page. WikiTravel and geographic names, duh. 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.