Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Wayfaring

I signed up for a free Wayfaring account yesterday after I ran across it in this list of Web 2.0 apps (via).  Having monkeyed with it for a few minutes (btw, there's a greasemonkey script for it in Firefox...encouraging sign), I'd say Wayfaring appears to be easy to use and especially friendly for those who don't want to bother with the code required for Google Maps EZ.  Wayfaring incorporates waypoints (markers), notes, and routes (paths). Code is readily available for sharing maps (like this one) to a blog.  And it's simple to designate maps for private/public access and for individual/group changes.

Bookmark and Share Posted by at December 21, 2005 7:30 AM to Rhetorico-Geography
Comments

Hmmmm...and your first application of this technology is to map the best route from your office to Starbucks?

(Don't mind my snarkiness--I'm just jealous because there are no espresso bars, not even uberchains, in my immediate vicinity...)

Posted by: susansinclair at December 21, 2005 11:10 AM

No problem, Susan. I'll only count it a near snark, considering that it's a map to Syrajuice for a chicken/hummus wrap. Of course, I'll admit that it started as map to Starbucks, and I do spoil myself with such evils as a venti peppermint mocha from time to time. Best application for Wayfaring? Maybe not. But I can see using it with students who are writing about places and spaces, documenting localities, etc. And what better way to figure it out than to begin with something as mundane as a stroll to Marshall Street?

Posted by: Derek at December 21, 2005 2:00 PM

Derek,

Thanks for the mention and trying Wayfaring. Glad you liked it! And letting people know where to get a quality chicken/hummus wrap is what the Wayfaring is all about. ;-)

Thanks,
Tatum

Posted by: Tatum at December 21, 2005 10:33 PM

I appreciate its ease, Tatum, and I'd like to see it catch on with gradually improving features, etc.

Posted by: Derek at December 22, 2005 12:23 PM