We have mashups to help us figure out where we want to go, the best way to get there, and then what's the coolest stuff to do when we get there. One thing that's often overlooked is how much it'll cost us to get from point A to point B.
That aggravated assault isn't where you think it is. Due to an error with its geocoder, the Los Angeles Police Department mapped as many as 4 percent of its crimes at a single point, even if the real location was miles away.
Check-in app Gowalla puts a fun twist on location sharing by helping its users discover wonderfully-designed virtual items that can be found, swapped, and dropped all over the place. Developer Ben Dodson used the Gowalla API to put together Wallabee Travel Edition.