Thursday, July 10, 2008

Schmap it!

Having a great map is essential for all travelers and I am really liking these new kinds of software that help you map your trip and location. Schmap is one such site that uses an interactive process to show you places on a map. All content is integrated dynamically so that it is completely intuitive and will have real-time photos of the places on the map. How do you use it? Well, you have to download the Schmap 2.0 and then you can use it offline. I think it is a superb trip planning tool, especially when you're not exactly sure of where you want to go in a city, and don't want to read reams and reams of tour guides to pick your options. So far, the company has mapped over 200 destinations in the US, Canada, Europe, New Zealand and Australia.

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