Philly Sound and Maps Mashup - Here is a fantastic new Google Maps mashup from the "Official Visitor Site of Greater Philadelphia" (gophila.com) that combines sound with Google Maps. It's called Sound About Philly. Various guided audio tours bring you through Philadelphia's history, "flavorhoods", and residents' perspectives of this great city. You can also create your own sound mapmash and leave it for others to view. It's a model mashup for other city tourism sites!
The Philadelphia Inquirer's Blinq blog:
Philadelphia has a promotional podcast. The news is that as a walking tour, it's not totally lame.
The idea behind Sound About Philly was to create a series of audio bits for visitors and locals to hear while sauntering around town with an iPod - or for someone listening in Peoria by laptop.
It debuted yesterday, this project from the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corp, and it's got promise. Teams of interviewers have roamed about, telling stories of the usual places as well as the unsung spots that give this city its charm....
Nice comments from Shel Holtz (who is helping with the online marketing of the tours)