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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

MapQuest Acquires Everlater and other LBS/Travel News

Back on Nov 13 MapQuest announced the acquisition of a travel site devoted to documenting one's travels. I've never heard of it.

Today we are thrilled to announce that MapQuest/AOL has acquired Everlater. For the last few years MapQuest has been quietly laying the groundwork to expand beyond their core offering into the wide world of travel. We have been watching their transformation and are excited that we will be joining them to help build the future of travel online.

- Everlater via @gletham

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has released a new locator service for smartphones. It uses Geographic Information Systems data, but it doesn’t produce a map typically associated with GIS data. Instead, it simply displays the information for a location.

What information?

The results show location, county, township, range and section, as well as nearest city, sunrise and sunset for your specific location, hunting zone. If available, it also displays the address and parcel information for your location.

I have to believe those data are important for hunting.

- Magnolia Reporter

The Adelaide City Council is making use of an “Adelaide Report It” smartphone and mobile app, enabling citizens to post concerns about graffiti, malfunctioning traffic lights, potholes, or other potentially-hazardous maintenance issues.

It's the first city in Australia to use CitySourced. The article cites more than 20 U.S. cities using the app.

- FutureGov

This is so totally epic. Go to QSView.com and start typing in an address, place name, or location. The site will automagically go to the address it predicts you're thinking of, complete with Google Street View images. Amazing, right?

Yep, pretty cool - but had to visit London, then San Deigo before i hit the south side of Chicago (my college dorm).

- GIzmodo

by Adena Schutzberg on 11/28 at 07:05 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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