Now researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are using wikis and the Semantic Web to examine the way people map and navigate their cities:
The Wiki City project, run by MIT's SENSEable City Laboratory, aims to apply wiki technology to the map-making process. The project's ultimate product will permit anyone to upload content to a map and utilize Semantic Web principles to cross search multiple layers of information.
Wiki City Rome, an early incarnation of the project's user-generated maps, used GPS (Global Positioning System) and cell-phone data to produce a real-time map during an all-night festival held in the city on Sept. 8.
Via Roland’s Sunday Smart Trends