Geo your Wiki

Rui Carmo of Tao of Mac has a good rundown of what the "found nugget" of Google url in iPhoto means. Really, very little. Besides, being a programmer, I toss in all kinds of little bits for testing and "look, cool!" internal playing that has nothing to do with any official partnerships/dealings.

I mean, I'm all for an Apple device that supports geolocation via GPS, Wifi, moss growth, Fido's nose. Bring it on, I will buy.

However, the neat thing I did like about Rui's post was a short demo of how easy it is to add Geographic coordinates and links to a Wiki:

Put

Geo http://maps.google.com/maps?t=k&q=

in your InterWikiMap, and then you can put:

[Sample|Geo:42.4376472, -83.4727 (Northville, MI)]

to embed a location.

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Andrew Turner is an advocate of open standards and open data. He is actively involved in many organizations developing and supporting open standards, including OpenStreetMap, Open Geospatial Consortium, Open Web Foundation, OSGeo, and the World Wide Web Consortium. He co-founded CrisisCommons, a community of volunteers that, in coordination with government agencies and disaster response groups, build technology tools to help people in need during and after a crisis such as an earthquake, tsunami, tornado, hurricane, flood, or wildfire.