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- WikiWalki lets you search, draw, and share your favorite outdoor trail by importing and exporting GPS data and Google mapping them. Use it to email a cool map of your walk, bike ride or running trail...
- The physical Wikipedia. Users pick a Wikipedia article to link to, print out the generated semapedia tag and attach it to a matching physical place. This maps plots photos of some of those objects.
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