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Mapping without Landmarks

August 9th, 2006

After the previous post on Wikimapia, it was coincidence that I came across the BBC News’ “Landmarks Quiz”. Can you recognise 10 photographs of areas of the UK – but without the distinctive landmarks?

I did quite well scoring 7 out of 10 – I would have probably scored higher if: a) I didn’t stop disbelieving my score after the 5th round (perfect score up to then) and b) if I had actually seen some of the places with or without the landmarks!

How well can you do?


August 9th, 2006

I just thought I’d give Wikimapia a quick go and add my place of work (the LCB Depot on Rutland Street in Leicester) to the system:

Wikimapia looks good – but get it to integrate with Wikipedia itself and Google/Yahoo/MSN Maps and maybe even photographs and you’ll never need to leave the house again (as long as all pizza places have their numbers listed!)

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