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Map Based Web Applications (1)

After Google maps released its API, many applications have been made in order to integrate more and more geolocation to online information under the 2.0 web developments. Definitely, Google Earth and Google maps Changed the way of seeing the world that was already global on the Internet, to see it more as a small village where people are known based on radios of action and interests.

The business model is based on the combination of technology with online communities, since users, based on circles of interest attract service providers related to that business and from there the idea of ​​locating users and their Events on a map is combined with associated businesses.

Here is a list of some of these applications:

1. Wedding Mapper, where the couple to be married locates on a map where the civil, ecclesiastical wedding, reception, honeymoon ... etc, and the system links those related service providers, also allows you to generate a card to add to the wedding invitation , so no one excuses himself that he was lost.

2. Radius IM, indicate where you are and the system locates the instant messaging users are connected in a radio that you choose. Good option for those looking for appointments or simply people with whom to chat and then have a non-virtual coffee.

3. mapdango, Classified ads displayed on a map.

4. wrap, Events and festivities within geographical areas separated by categories and dates.

5. Zipgarage, Garage sales, for those who like to sell their cachibaches and buy what others throw away. Do not underestimate it, if you buy a car for the baby, it would be good to know that in five blocks there is one.

6. Yumondo, Recommendations for spending your free time, users share their opinions regarding places, meals, and events as well as being cited to attend.

7. worked here, Find old co-workers, a very good idea to look for a secretary who was pretty, very bad idea if you seek to flee from your former bosses.

8. viewer, Real Estate, there are many other webs, basically oriented to sell, rent or buy houses. Much better if it is associated with online transactions.

9. Vayama, Travel and tourism

10. Ojicu, Geo Filter Search Engine

11. Traffic, Routes and urban traffic, very good for knowing how to get to unknown places, avoiding congestion or risks.

12. signalmap, Find better wireless signal providers.

13. Pushpin, Application to create online maps with a fairly advanced quality level, manages layers, printing modules and thematic.

14. Panoramio, Georeference of images on maps. The idea was very good, until it was acquired by Google.

15. Earthtools, Maps from Googlemaps, but with contour lines

Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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