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Monday, January 11, 2010

The Full Wiki - Wikipedia Meets Google Maps

The Full Wiki is an interesting mash-up of Google Maps and Wikipedia entries. The Full Wiki takes Wikipedia entries and places them on a Google Map. Your chosen Wikipedia entry is also presented side by side with a Google Map. The Full Wiki is essentially geolocating Wikipedia entries. Currently, The Full Wiki is in beta and their search tool needs improvement, but it's a promising concept. The video below provides a quick overview of The Full Wiki.


Google Maps Mania has some more information about The Full Wiki that you may be interested in reading.

Applications for Education
The Full Wiki is a great concept that could be helpful for students researching location-critical topics such as events in history or basic country research. The Full Wiki provides a geographical context for the information students read.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
Navify - Images and Videos to Match Wikipedia
Wiki Field Trip - Tour Wikipedia on a Map
Wikimapia - Wikipedia on a Map