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May 23, 2007

Platial — 'The people's atlas'

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Mark Frauenfelder, co-founder of Boing Boing and editor-in-chief of MAKE magazine, wrote about it in the latest issue (Volume 10) of MAKE, as follows:

    Platial combines blogging, tagging, and online maps

    A website called Platial (platial.com) lets you stick virtual pushpins into a satellite photo map, and then write about the spot in its corresponding "PlaceBlog."

    The ultimate goal is to give every square inch of the planet its very own PlaceBlog.

    What kind of places get pinned and blogged on Platial?

    Restaurants, for one.

    Many of the restaurants in major cities have multiple reviews, as well as stories about what happened to the bloggers who ate there.

    In addition to leaving written descriptions of a place, you can add photos from your computer or the web, and even upload videos.

    You can also create your own maps — of your favorite dance clubs, for instance — and publish them to your personal website using Platial's MapKit functionality.

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Me, I don't know an online map from a muffin but non-TechnoDolts™®, jump on in — the water's fine.

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