Geolocated Buddies

BuddySpace is a Java application which allows optional maps for geographical & office-plan visualizations in addition to standard 'buddy lists'". Looks like a really good implementation of locating buddies on maps. This could be the world, a region, or even just an office. This would be great for when you're trying to locate some wandering co-worker, or even find out where a friend is chatting you from.

frank569 > "Hey heo, what's up?"
heouser > "Hey Frank, how's it going? Woah, you're just down the street from me, why don't we meet up at the park?"

BuddySpace is cross-platform and seems like a decently implemented chat client in itself. Being built on Jabber means it will work with Tiger's iChat.

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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.