Foundcity : Virtual Tags for Physical Space

May 2nd, 2005 | Filed under: Internet, Mapping, Technology | No Comments »

FoundCity, by John Geraci of NYU’s ITP, allows users to tag interesting things in the city with their cell phones. The database of tags can be access online and visualized through Google Maps. Say, for example, I’m walking down the street and I spot an abandoned building with a open back entrance. I would send a tag to titled, ‘abandoned.building:123 city street:get in through the back’. As more people use the same tag to spot other abandoned buildings, the map grows. Foundcity currently runs only in Manhattan, but there are plans to spread it to other boroughs and cities. I think photos with tags would be a great feature.

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