July 14, 2004
Elephant Paths

Using ideas behind collaborative cartography, Elephant Paths attempts to find common routes by doing analysis on GPS tracklogs. The author, Mari Keski-Korsu calls it "a project that explores a geographical and social space by mapping paths.", and is generating simple flash maps that includes geo-referenced images and video links.

"It reveals something about the people’s social everyday life. For example a person can use the same path always when going to visit his lover. What kind of memories and motivations this person might have considering the path?" [we-make-money-not-art]

While the project is premature and doesn't yet scale, Elephant Paths is an interesting idea playing on community, space, and motivations, and definitely should be incorporated in larger collaborative mapping web sites.

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Posted by nym at July 14, 2004 07:09 AM | TrackBack