Map-based Travel Site and other StartUp GIS News
Lots of travel sites are vying for your attention. Georama hopes to grab you by simplifying the process of planning, booking, and sharing your travel plans.
The site uses a map of the world as its user interface, and users click on pushpin icons to drill down on a planned trip or a location that they want to visit. The company says that anybody who has ever had to book a complex trip with multiple legs will care about this application because it simplifies the process.
I'm not sure at all that a map interface is the best choice for simplifying booking travel. I guess we'll see.
Glympse(TM) announced today that its pioneering location sharing app has been nominated for Best Use of GPS or Location Technology in the 16th Annual Webby Awards.
It's app is supposed to make location sharing safer. The company was founded in 2008, but frankly is still a startup in my book!
MyGeoTrex, a new startup launching today at the DEMO Spring 2012 conference in Santa Clara, Calif., is a lot like a museum tour for any location in the world — only without the bad narration, and with the power to create your own media entries for locations using your smartphone.