This web site tries to find your location and shows you points of interest from Wikipedia around you. It is a demo of what you can do with a few lines of code and the right tools these days.
Trying to determine your location...
The technology involved to create this site is:
- The W3C Geo Location API
- Various Yahoo Geo and YQL lookups bundled in the YQLGeo library
- The Geonames WikiPedia lookup API
You can grab the source code of this demo on GitHub.