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New URL: vancouvertourguide2010.org

Hello everyone, Sadly, at some point in the last year our previous domain name expired. So, we are now at a new name: vancouvertourguide2010.org. A few years have passed since the Vancouver Olympics, but we plan to keep this site up and running for the foreseeable future. We also might have some exciting new projects [...]

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We’re getting coverage in some good geography blogs

Yesterday we were in Google Maps Mania, one of the very first blogs to cover online map mashups, and in slashgeo, which is the equivalent of slashdot for geography. Today we were mentioned (along with some excellent commentary) in Geographic Travels with Catholicgauze. Thanks all!

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Featured Map: Olympics Safe Assembly Areas

After months of denying that “Free Speech Zones” even exist, the Vancouver 2010 Integrated Security Unit finally announced the location of these protest zones on Thursday, rebranding them as optional “Safe Assembly Areas.” If using these areas is optional and free speech is still allowed everywhere, then what’s the point, we ask? If these are [...]

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Heated discussion in The Georgia Straight

We’ve been featured on The Georgia Straight’s blog: On-line guide offers Olympic visitors alternative to Vanoc’s “corporate, sanitized view” This is great news; the Straight is Vancouver’s most widely read free newsweekly. The blog post has already generated an interesting debate in the comments section, go check it out and add your opinion!

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We’re in The Tyee

The Tyee (which is a great local paper, if you haven’t heard of it) talks about our project in a post on their blog, The Hook.  The post “New experiments in 2010 media landscape” outlines our Wikipedia-style “crowdsourced” approach, and also covers the launch of the aggregating site 2010.mediacoop.ca from the Vancouver Media Cooperative.

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Featured map: Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay

We created a Google Maps version of the city’s official Olympic Torch Relay map. Our map shows the relay route as well as points of interest, gatherings, and protests along the way. It is open for everyone to edit. View it here: Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games Torch Relay Map

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Join our Facebook fan page

Social networking is an essential part of our project, so of course we have to have a Facebook fan page. Please join!

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