It’s very difficult to describe what we are aiming for with the Mapovino project without getting caught up in Web2.0 buzzword bingo; or, going the other route, being so pretentious that it’s we’re sooo different that we shun any words that sound vaguely like the “read-write web”. Sigh. Below are my best thoughts in words so far….
(We’re having a demo and wine-tasting in San Francisco soon. Contact me if you’re interested!)
Mapovino is a wine-mapping website incorporating GoogleMaps to showcase geographically distinct wines and the stories behind these wines.
Mapovino is interactive:
- Users can add comments, photos, link to maps in their blogs, and even add blog links on the map.
Mapovino is encyclopedic:
- It will pull wine and geography information from Wikipedia and other public information sources. This secondary user-generated content further enables users to interact with Mapovino.
Mapovino is information and referral:
- Mapovino will not sell wines; instead, it will point to where to find the wine in stores and restaurants.
Mapovino will be driven by wine fans, helped by Mapovino staff:
- Producers will not have the burden entering information about their wines and vineyards – fans of their wines can help input that information. Mapovino staff will highlight producers, and post in-depth articles and interviews. Producers can control their own entries, but do not have to do anything specific for their wines to appear on the site.
Mapovino is in development:
- To be part of the conversation, please email “greg.beuthin” in front of “@af83.com”