“Check out our Post-Maps!” …huh? What’s THAT?

The page above contains digital Google Maps .

These maps contain map-pins map-pin-marker-red map-pin-marker-blue that represent geographic locations relevant to posts on Harriman Hikers that have been geotagged, or in other words, have geospatial data embedded that indicate the location where events or other information described in the post took place.

The top map is a post map of all the geotagged posts on the Harriman Hikers website. If you click on any marker, a message balloon will appear containing the titles of posts for that location and link(s) to the actual article(s).

The lower map, via our RSS Feed (Wikipedia definition), which by the way, is geospatially sensitive (so DON’T upset it 😉 , is populated with pins for only the most recent articles published that have been geotagged. If you click on the message balloon(s) you will be returned a result that contains the article’s title and a link back to our site as well as a link to Harriman Hiker’s Google Maps Profile.

All this is part of what has come to be known as neogeography – or… “new geography”. Kinda like “new math” only, instead of “math”, “maps”. Get it?

Needless to say, you may see a number of maps on Harriman Hikers – the one below has been tagged with our weekly meeting place at Parking Lot B-1, South Lots at Ramapo College:

If you zoom in close enough you can nearly see gum wrappers in the parking lot (they’re not ours! 😉 .

Note – if either of the two maps above don’t seem to be displaying correctly, the likely problem is you are using the Internet Explorer Browser, which is non-compliant in many ways to standards established and used by other popular web browsers. Try Firefox instead.

Photos can be geotagged, too. Below are the results of our Flickr Feed of our website header photos – if you look below, the link for each item in the feed (i.e. Pine Meadow Lake, Harriman State Park, NY) places said photo on a map on a site called loc.alize.us.

Sites like loc.alize.us are known as mashups and it’s sort of a prerequisite for a mashup site or Web.20 site to have an unusual name like “loc.alize.us” (…or Flickr 😉

Both of our Hike Leaders, Ed and Greg, use GPS units to navigate the trails we use on our hikes. These units utilize much of the same type of data as described above.

If you are still reading this, you might also be interesting in seeing our Mapufacture Map.

Harriman Hikers
A NY- NJ Singles Hiking Club. Established 1974