The official word of this ambitious project has been released today at Where 2/0 taking place in San Fran.
Participants will visit and photograph “minute confluence points,” then post their pictures and notes on a dedicated section of the Zoto website, at http://www.GeoProjectUSA.com. Once posted, photos will be plotted on a display map, allowing visitors to zoom in on any state, region, city or neighborhood. “This project will create a view of America unlike anything before it,” said Kord Campbell, Zoto’s founder and CEO. “There’s satellite mapping technology today that lets you zoom in and see your house from space. However, Geo Project USA will give us ground level photos from millions of locations just one mile apart. For the first time, you’ll be able to see literally every square mile of America.”
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
To participate in Geo Project USA, all you need is a standard GPS device (available from Garmin, Magellan and other manufacturers and sold through sporting goods stores and online retailers including Amazon.com), a compass and a digital camera. To learn how to locate minute confluence points, or for any other information on the project, visit www.GeoProjectUSA.com.
Recently visited confluences are shown with a photograph, description, citation, and the geographic coordinates - Optionally, a Google map of confluences is also listed , however, the app would not load for us. Visitors to the site can post comments about each post as well.. very cool!
See the official announcement at http://www.lbszone.com/content/view/160/2/