MapChat is an open source tool for integrating maps with real-time (as well as asynchronous) discussions between multiple users. Expression of local knowledge is enabled through text-based, threaded chat conversations, which can be implicitly and/or explicitly integrated with references to map-based geographic locations or features. MapChat is currently in its third version of development. Its purpose is to take the proof of concept embodied by the first version, and implement it more effectively by building on the experience and insight that has been gained through the course of its development.
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