Thursday, May 18, 2006


My friend Collin Bode and I were sitting around one afternoon bouncing ideas around & through a lemonade and a beer. The big idea came up to create MapWiki. The name says it all. I realized later others have done this. (e.g.

We specifically wanted something that could integrate well with natural history collections databases and also include spatial certainty, linking back to source specimen records, and a registry of organizations and names.

Anyway, a rough prototype lives at:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've thought about this before and seen a number of google map mashups, but I'm frustrated that they only allow point symbols (essentially thumb tacks with notes). Line symbols would open up a whole new level.

Rich Heyman
University of Minnesota