Being that we have been making and looking at Google maps over the past few weeks, I thought this site, Baltimore Regional Green Map was an interesting illustration of how it can be used as a collaboration having multiple users post places. Obviously I didn’t view every icon, but it seems like for the most part most of the things that people post are relevant to the site’s three categories; sustainable living, culture and society, and nature. While the map looks overwhelming, when you zoom in a bit closer to a more specific area, the map becomes a lot easier to look at and navigate.
While it is close to what you can do with the basic Google map setup, I still really like the simple and functional design of the map and the small sidebar on the right. Somebody posted the Tuesday Market Connection, which is how I found out about this site. I am actually kind of surprised I never came across it before.
There is also a map made for Towson’s campus. Somebody actually took the time to map out all of the bike racks on campus! While this might be taking it a little bit too far, it is still a cool idea as the web and mapping becomes more interactive and collaborative.