Web Resources

I came across these great resources this week..check them out.

http://maps.google.com/
This is just awesome. Its a sad day for the folks over at mapquest.com. This just smokes all other map services on the web, and its still in beta release and not yet linked from googles main page. To mention only a couple of advantages: automatic resizing with the browser window; click and drag the map to cover different territory; + and – keyboard shortcuts to zoom. Give it a try. Here’s a link to our summer vacation driving route

4/5 Update: google has added the proprietary Keyhole satellite imagery to its mapping. Here’s my brother’s house in Alameda, CA

http://www.quicktopic.com
They call themselves the preposterously easy discussion tool. Use this to set up any type of group discussion or collaboration, even document reviews. No registration required of participants (you do have to register to set it up). I tested it and it seems to work real well. See my discussion thread here

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