Ping-o-matic Geolocation

Ping-o-Matic offers Geolocation Support via A2B Location Services. This seems to replace the old GeoURL service, which I was wondering why it had disappeared off the face of the planet.

Essentially, it is a repository of websites/blogs based on geographical location. What seems useful is if the A2B service can also verify/grab information from websites that offer the geolocation in their website header ala:

There currently is no map or anything, just a listing of the 'nearest' sites and their links. Also, no description of the site. What about adding tags/genres or integrating this with del.icio.us?

I'll see about adding this as a service in GeolocationMenulet (i.e. "Websites near this location") as well as see if there is an RSS feed that can be used in the SpyTrack Geo-Aggregator.

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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.