You may have seen Outside.in somewhere else on the blogosphere today, but it’s a unique mashup between Google Maps, Blogs, Zipcodes, Event Listings and a bunch of other location-based technologies. You can search for activities by neighborhoods, by zipcodes, by place names, by addresses. It’s very extensible, but it’s far from perfect:
It seems that it puts Dupont Circle on the map where the White House is. It puts Capitol Hill in Northeast around H St. It doesn’t know anything outside the District (for some, this isn’t a problem, though…), and it certainly lacks some of the neighborhoods that aren’t the focus of a great deal of attention, which is a shame, but it’s a system that we can help fix, all of us in DC, by writing more about the city in which we live.
Now go check it out!
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs