My City Lives Geo-Tags Video Content Onto Virtual Maps

 - Apr 6, 2012
References: mycitylives & socialinnovation
Using geo-tagging technology, My City Lives combines interactive video with mapping technology to tell the story of a location through its people and culture rather than its streets and physical landmarks.

The company puts users in touch with the sights, sounds and flavor of local hotspots by attaching crowd sourced or company created video content to specific locations on a map.

While Google Streetview and apps like Foursquare are getting close to the heart of the city by incorporating ground-level photos and interaction between users in similar areas, My City Lives takes it one step further by letting users experience the neighborhood they are seeing on a map through the eyes of its inhabitants.

The project explores the definition of traditional cartography by reinventing what one traditionally would see on the map of a city, and what the most important elements of that city are.