By Scott Smith
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TapAMap was inspired by curiosity about places on a map. When you want to learn more about a location, just touch, hold for half a second, then lift. The app drops a pin, then pulls from the web the five Wikipedia articles closest to where you tapped.
Scroll through an article and follow links, surf the web, then return to the map whenever you wish.
A great idea! Easy to use and a great way to learn more about places you pass by on your travels especially when you don't have a guidebook by your side. I am on a business trip in Brisbane, Australia and using the app to learn about the neighborhood my hotel is located in.
What an exciting way to learn about different parts of the country. Who knew you could click on an area and then be linked to a bunch of wiki sites that inform you about those sites. Love the concept, this is a lot of fun to play around with!
For the Map-Curious
I like to use the app to learn more about the location I'm in - especially since I travel a lot. It's a really handy thing for airport or train waiting areas!