Mapdango is called a “mash-up” — a combination of a variety of web applications. It’s a neat geographical and map search engine that, after you enter the location you’re interested in, will show you the area’s weather, areas of interest from Wikipedia, Flickr photos, and other items.
One particularly useful feature is that it shows all of the above connected to its geographical location on a map, too.
It’s a easy way to get a sense of a community. My students will be using it tomorrow to learn a little more about the places where our international sister classes are located.
I’ve placed the link on my website under Sites That Cover Many Areas.