How often do you check in to Foursquare, Facebook, and/or Gowalla geolocation services when you’re out and about? Some people can be downright obsessive about it, while others can take it or leave it. But if a list of places that you’ve been between between the time you started checking in doesn’t get you excited, then a visual representation of your meanderings — a map, as it turns out — might serve to tickle your fancy. How many times do you eat at your favorite restaurant in comparison to how many times you put gas in your car? What are your most traveled routes? When you’re trying to get a perspective on this kind of data, sometimes it’s all in the presentation.
The location craze is upon us in full effect, folks. It used to be that most social networking activity involved conversation, but these days, people’s feeds are also full of location updates about where they are, where they’ve been, and where they’re going. This location craze doesn’t seem like it’s going to be slowing down any time soon, either. Foursquare in particular has been one of the leaders in this space, and it’s continuing to grow by leaps and bounds. Since we all go to a variety of places in a period of time, it can be interesting to map out your travel activity, and that’s what WeePlaces.com enables you to do.
The service connects with your Foursquare, Facebook, or Gowalla account to present you with an interactive map that retraces your steps over a period of time. It’s important to note that this isn’t just some boring map. The map, timeline, and visualizations are beautiful, and you can get a feel for this by looking at the examples on the site. If you’re an active Foursquare, Facebook, or Gowalla user, looking at your visualization will make you feel like a big traveler. And now, you can even compare your travels with your friends. Pretty neat stuff!