Google Maps Mania has a new German contributor, Michael Ritz of LandKartenBlog. LandKartenBlog is a great German language blog about maps and the world of neo-geography.
To kick off his collaboration with Google Maps Mania, Michael introduced me to these two cool Google Maps based microblogging sites:
Dailplaces.net is a microblogging website for those who want to microblog about their favourite places or update friends with their current location. The site is essentially a Twitter like service but with Google Maps.
To update your status on Dailyplaces.net involves clicking on your location on a Google Map and then posting a message. Like Twitter users get their own URL (e.g, http://my.dailyplaces.net/) and can follow and be followed by other users. Users can also upload photographs with a message.
Dailyplaces.net has an iPhone application so you can also post updates from your mobile.
ShortGPS.com is a URL shortening tool for addresses and GPS coordinates. The site uses Google Maps to determine your location and then generates a short URL.
Short GPS is fully integrated with Twitter. After determining your address a message window opens that allows you to send a message to Twitter with the short URL of your address.