Monday, October 24, 2005

Close to you

Geotag.com seems to be "out-of-business" according to this pretty good article of Linux Journal on GeoTags.

In fact, at GeoTags site you [used to] find a link to Multimap (a London based company) starting with a map of Africa when you load it for the first time. Try this query and you will be able to see nearby hotels in Santa Cruz, CA.

Its interesting to notice at the bottom of the page the numbers of their European and US Patents. Just read the Abstract and you start to wonder what Google Maps or anybody else can do different (satellite photos, Ajax?) from what is covered there.