I recently spent some time up at UVic considering information exchange in a graphic format: mapping. Ken Josephson is one of the sparkplugs behind the UVic-lead Community Mapping Initiative--an attempt to harness the power of crowd-sourcing in a mapping environment (check out the links page!).
The classes were intriguing, and lead me to think about the mass of information available in our blog. We've been paddling, and writing about, local waters for several years now, and I thought perhaps I could link our information into Google maps. So I've started the process, and this is what it looks like (depressingly few kayaking related icons available, though):
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