The use of GPS location information continues to be applied to web tools that identify where in the world someone or something is.
Steve Rubel points to KMaps, a service that allows you to provide and receive location information from a home computer, a PDA cell phone, or a Palm PDA. KMaps can host various directories of services, points of interest or what-have-you. And the ability to use the service while you're on the go makes it that much more flexible.
The potential uses cited are restaurant reviews (see screen detail, right), celebrity sightings, stores, and local events.
Celebrity sightings, as in people clicking their Treos every time they see Paris Hilton trying to catch a quiet latte at a coffee bar. For celebs, who barely have any privacy anyway, this could mark a new low point in celebrity stalking. It's the end of privacy as we know it.
Now, show me how this new technology can be used to make people's lives better, and I'm all for it.
Put it in the hands of bird watchers, and let them share sightings of a rare bird, and I can see how this could save time, make a lot of people really happy, and not cause some minor movie star grief when his wife gets an instant update on who he's been seen with, and where.
Allow prostitutes to keep an eye on each other, and warn others of the presence of a dangerous John, and I can see the real value of a mobile service like this.
Back in March I posted about a similar mapping/information service, Earthcomber.