Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Naming Cape Town with Google Maps

Name Your Hood is an interesting crowd-sourced attempt to name the various districts of Cape Town, South Africa.

Using Name Your Hood you can take a virtual stroll through Cape Town. Blue markers show the names of various stores that are shown in the Street View. If you click on a marker you can visit the store's website.

You can also have a go at naming a Cape Town neighborhood. Just click on one of the defined districts on the Google Map of Cape Town and enter your creative name for the area. All the submitted hood names will then be put before a panel of architects, planners, musicians, local celebrities, city officials and historians.

The panel will create a shortlist of the best names chosen by each community. From this shortlist the best name for each neighbourhood will then be decided by public vote.

Name Your Hood


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