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- cardiff.gov.uk list of 10,000 businesses in Cardiff plotted onto a map of the city grouped by business type.
- A nice little game using Google Maps to test your knowledge of geography (mainly in Germany and Europe).
- iPhone Web App to locate your Facebook friends on a Google map.
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Foursquare, the leading location-based social tool, announced a major new initiative last week to expand its location database to include cross-references to corresponding venue listings from other services. As characterized in the announcement post on the company blog, the goal is to make Foursquare the missing "Rosetta Stone for location, allowing you to link information about a real-world place from one database to any other." Now it's not just about using Foursquare, but connecting it to other services.
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