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Explore Wikitravel through Google / Bing Maps[edit]

Swept in from en:pub:

You can explore wikitravel by clicking on a continent on the Main Page and then drilling down from there.

Wouldn't it be great if you could explore the website using Google or Bing Maps? You could put it on the Main Page. The visitor could zoom-in on a country and see all the cities and towns that have articles and then click on an article of interest.

I guess this would be a big job, as you'd obviously have to associate the geo-coordinates to each article... unless there's an easier way? Aidan 01:26, 21 October 2009 (EDT)

Nice idea. Google Maps offers Wikipedia articles embedded; many of our articles would have a corresponding Wikipedia article (though different in content) - perhaps the coordinates for many could be sourced there? Andyfarrell 10:19, 21 October 2009 (EDT)