Monday, April 01, 2013

Geo Forums - discussions on the map

Our mashup Geo Talk has been updated. It lets you create forums (discussions) linked to the selected place on the map. Cloud forums on the map.

Just mark a place, type a question (suggestion, information etc.) – in other words create an initiation for the discussion and get unique link for the map with embedded forum. After that you can share this link with your partners/colleges, print in your blog / twitter etc. – it depends on your own decision only – who you want to see among readers. And after that you can just follow to the discussion.

No registration required. Technically it is Google Maps + cloud forums from Disqus.

You can discuss some geo points, POI’s (points of interests – shops, bars etc.) or, for example, create a private forum devoted so some meeting in the selected place.

Any discussion could be copied right to your mobile phone as HTML5 mobile web application via QR-codes.

Just for example – forum for Golden Apple bar in Moscow

Initially mashup ( http://geotalk.linkstore.ru ) is trying to detect your location (as per W3C spec). If you know that forums should be created in some particular area, just set additional parameters for the above-mentioned URL:

lat - a latitude
lng – a longitude
zml – an initial zoom level
hl – a language for map

E.g. create forums in London

P.S. check out also our similar mashups: City forums and Mobile forum

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