The web app Findery begins with what seems like an unoriginal idea: online maps that can be annotated by users. Findery’s founders describe their app as follows: “You can annotate places in the real world, leave notes tagged to a specific geographic location—an address, a street corner, a stream, a park bench, a rock at the end of a road.” Findery, they suggest, is there “to help you tease out local knowledge, hidden secrets, stories and information about the world around you.”1 Findery, then, is like a map hung on a wall and layered with people’s collected memories, photos, and ephemera.2 This sort of annotation, or “geotagging,” has been possible with Google...
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Book Review| March 01 2015
Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (2015) 74 (1): 133–134.
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Javier Arbona; Review: Findery. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 1 March 2015; 74 (1): 133–134. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jsah.2015.74.1.133
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