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31 Digital Maps

From Geotagged Newspaper Maps to Local Fresh Food Locators

— October 18, 2011 — Tech
This list of digital maps spans a great variety, which includes everything from geotagged newspaper maps to EV charging station apps. These tools are interesting in how they make sense of the real world.

Geotagged newspaper maps are just one example amongst the bunch of digital maps that are leveraging crowdsourcing to create their content. With the technology already in place and easily available to anyone with an Internet connection, there's no likely shortage of digital maps.

Implications - Consumers are looking to connect with the real world in ways that are meaningful to them. The proliferation of map-based digital tools taps into this desire to make sense of the real world. Companies ought to take this desire into account when creating products and services.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Office-Finding Apps
Office-Finding Apps
The Liquidspace App Helps Mobile Workers Find Homes
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City Check-In Battles
City Check-In Battles
Foursquare and Google Maps APIs Turn NYC Into a Real-Life Game of Risk
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28
EV Charging Station Apps
EV Charging Station Apps
The PlugShare App Helps Drivers Find the Nearest Outlet
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27
Roadkill Phone Apps
Roadkill Phone Apps
The Online Roadkill Database May Become Available on Your Cell Phone
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26
Armed Combat-Flagging Sites
Armed Combat-Flagging Sites
Conflict History Uses Google Maps to Track the History of War
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25
Gangsta Terrain-Trackers
Gangsta Terrain-Trackers
The Rap Map Highlights Hip-Hop Landmarks all Around the World
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24
International Conflict Apps
International Conflict Apps
The Facts on the Ground App Lets You Track the Palestinian Conflict
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23
Geotagged Newspaper Maps
Geotagged Newspaper Maps
Newspaper Map Lets You Search the Globe for Local Papers
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22
Crowdsourced Cellphone Mapping
Crowdsourced Cellphone Mapping
OpenSignalMaps Lets You in on Where to Get the Best Signal Stregth
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21
Crowdsourced City Scrapbooks
Crowdsourced City Scrapbooks
The WhatWasThere App Lets You Share and View Historical City Shots
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20
Canine Tag Trackers
Canine Tag Trackers
Virtual Leash Connects Your Dog to an Online GPS Tracking Website
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19
Social Discovery
Social Discovery
Whrrl.com on iPhones
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18
Britain's Busy Skies
Britain's Busy Skies
'Bizarre' Levels of UFO Sightings
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17
Color-Coded Heat Loss
Color-Coded Heat Loss
'Zoom Into Your Roof' Infrared Energy Maps Reveal Insulation Inefficiencies
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16
Computer Simulations for Disaster Relief
Computer Simulations for Disaster Relief
Google Earth Pro To Help Save Lives and Plan Evacuations
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15
GPS For Any Mobile
GPS For Any Mobile
Telenav GPS
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14
Earthquake Detection via Satellite
Earthquake Detection via Satellite
NASA's Disaster Avoidance Plan
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13
Salacious Spending Maps
Salacious Spending Maps
LoveHoney Sex Map Plots Out Where People Spend on Erotica
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12
Local Fresh Food Locator
Local Fresh Food Locator
Local Harvest
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11
Google Maps to Share Horror Stories
Google Maps to Share Horror Stories
"Sod Abroad" Promotion
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10
Interactive Olympic Maps
Interactive Olympic Maps
Medal Count From 1896 to 2004
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9
Google Maps for Mobile
Google Maps for Mobile
Cell Phone Knows Where You Are
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8
Tracking Fictional Travels
Tracking Fictional Travels
A Map of Tintin's Journeys Around the World
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7
Mobile Audio Broadcasting Apps
Mobile Audio Broadcasting Apps
Broadcastr is a New Social Media Tool for Those on the Go
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6
Manhood Member Maps
Manhood Member Maps
This Unique Map Gives Statistics for Penis Sizes Around the World
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5
Heat Map of the Homeless
Heat Map of the Homeless
Can You Say Big Brother?
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4
Naughty Comparative Maps
Naughty Comparative Maps
Interactive Charts Plot the World's Largest Breasts and Genitals
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3
Fornication-Flagging Websites
Fornication-Flagging Websites
IJustMadeLove.com Creates an International Sex Map
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2
Image-Inscribed Mapvertising
Image-Inscribed Mapvertising
This Vodacom Geolocation Campaign Finds Your Family Members
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1
Location-Based Social Mapping
Location-Based Social Mapping
Loopt on Your Mobile
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