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- The National NEMO Network's Google Maps mashup of low impact development (LID) practices around the United States.
- Risk evolved into massive Google Maps game with 55 million cells and instant action Arena tournaments.
- Spinlets are small widgets for Web 2.0 sites you can post onto your blog, website or network profile.
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