Tuesday, July 31, 2007

MapJack - Street Maps - Cool stuff by a small company

Jack is the virtual tourist in San Francisco, created for MapJack. The images are only for SanFran, but the quality is very good. Another cool part of the data that these guys have is that they have gone where cars cannot go - pedestrian malls (Pier 39), museums (Alcatraz), trails (Golden Gate Park) - Very Nice. What is amazing is the fact that this seems to be a small company that has created the technology by mashing up components from RadioShack. It would be amazing if they could start selling this technology - so everyday folk could start collecting such imagery - and upload for sharing with everybody else. Maybe like Panoromia, they could provide the servers for hosting such data. I am sure this will be lucrative business model.

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