Category Archives: Maps

Improved international Flickr maps

One of the only knocks against Flickr’s new geotagging service has been the lack of detailed maps for non-U.S. locations. It’s good to see that they’re making progress on expanding the maps. When I saw that they recently added maps for Bora Bora I decided to upload my honeymoon photos from 5 years ago. Check them out on a map here.

geotagged Bora Bora

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Historical San Francisco Map Update

Recently added to the Historical San Francisco Map:


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Historical San Francisco Updates

I’ve made some recent updates to the Historical San Francisco map on Wayfaring:


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Web 2.0 Innovation Map

I came across this cool Web 2.0 Innovation Map on Google Maps Mania. Zoom into your part of the country to find Web 2.0 sites/services in your area. A couple of weeks ago, I created something similar to this on a much, much smaller scale (SF Bay Area only) on Wayfaring.

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SF Bay Area Tech Companies on a Google Map

I was thinking recently about the idea of a Google Maps mash-up with a job search site, such as Hot Jobs or The idea would be that you could enter in some kind of search filterting criteria – type of company, company size, public vs private, tag names, etc. The filtering would also include a commute radius – e.g. 30 miles. The search result would be a Google map showing the companies that met your search criteria. If you drill down on the map “balloons” you would get a brief description of the company, a link to the job postings, etc. I’ve used the excellent Wayfaring site to show an example of how the resulting map might look:1/17/05 Update:

One of the cool features of Warfaring is community maps. Any registered Wayfarer user can edit a community map, sort of like a Wiki. If you’d like to add your company to the SF Bay Area Tech Companies map, just follow these steps:

  1. First, sign up for a new Wayfaring account if you don’t already have one
  2. Go to the SF Bay Area Tech Companies map
  3. Click on the Edit Map button (towards the bottom of the page)
  4. Click on Add a Waypoint
  5. Type in the company name in the Name field
  6. Type in the Address for the company or click on the map.
    Make sure to use the map zoom function if you are clicking on the map.
  7. Type in Tags (optional). For example, sanfrancisco, acmesoftware, companies, etc.
  8. Type in a Description. HTML tags are supported on this.  Here’s the info that I’ve used for other companies:Short description of the company

    Jobs link. Use this html:


  9. Click Done
  10. Click the Save Map button
  11. If you scroll down the list of Waypoints, you should see the new company. You might need to refresh your browser if you don’t see it in the list.
  12. To add a logo for your company, click on the company name in the Waypoint list
  13. Next to Photos, click upload
  14. Click Browse next to Photo 1 and select the logo file for the company. Click Submit.

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Wayfaring Map: Hills of San Francisco

My third Wayfaring Map: Hills of San Francisco

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Wayfaring Map: SF – Tiburon Bike Ride

I’ve posted another Wayfaring map. This one maps out the San Francisco – Tiburon bike ride. It’s about 17.5 miles from San Francisco to Tiburon. Grab a few drinks at Sam’s and then hop on the ferry back to SF. The map includes these “waypoints“:


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