Location Wiki

Sunday, May 16, 2004

Using Map24 to find the best routes to the baby's day-care, I noticed it provides several interest points, such as gas stations, hospitals, etc. Wouldn't it be great if we could browse a map and see ALL businesses in an area?

Google Local provides information about what I look for, but what if I am just "virtually" strolling down the street? For example, I do not know many of the business that are right beside my home, work, or the baby's day-care.

It would probably be too costly to develop and maintain a site with all this information. Learning from the Open Source and Wikipedia successes, we could have a location wiki. Users (and companies) would update areas with the businesses they knew about and their locations. The more information is available, the more traffic that area would probably get.

Now we just need a catchy name and a good interface...