Take that name and MAP it….

Courtesy of Clicked, I found this great new mash-up called Wikimapia using Google Earth where you can identify buildings, parks, monuments, etc. and YOU get to name them (if somebody hasn’t already early-birded their way to that spot).

The major rule is to name something that would be of interest to others. Naming your house (which like a major dork I was about to do), is specifically verboten (they have spelled out the verboten in the pop-up box where you get to name and describe your map-point). You also have a chance to write a short description of the item you are naming.

I managed to give Morgan Park, Werthan Bag and Cordell Hull Building (where I work, but it really is interesting for reasons other than THAT!) ‘their names’, along with adding one of my favorite chestnuts in the description of Cordell Hull Building: ‘How many people work in this building? About half’.

One downside of letting the hoi polloi do their own a la cartology is that people can get things wrong. Unless I am really skewed, St. Mary’s Cathedral in downtown Nashville isn’t on Church Street. Somebody really needs to repent for that one…

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3 responses to “Take that name and MAP it….

  1. purple star

    What a cool website! I like the background of how places got their name. Jokes included are even better!

  2. purple star

    St. Mary’s Cathedral is on West End…

  3. I almost marked Musica, but decided that it wasn’t a building.

    Very cool site. I’m flying all over it.

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