Earlier today Wikimapia added a few more features. The biggest of those features is the addition of GPS Capabilities. These new features will allow users with a GPS device to have their present location marked on Wikimapia. This will allow those users to check out what places are near to their location.
There are two ways you can add this functionality. Firstly would be to go to their blog post: GPS to WikiMapia (at this time for Windows only) and download the software there. Secondly would be to go to Wikimapia. Once there, open the “WikiMapia” menu and select “GPS + WikiMapia”. That will pull up this screen (image clickable for larger version).
From that screen you will download and install the Wikimapia GPS software. Once you hit “Start GPS” on the software you will be ready to go. When you click “Show on Wikimapia” a new browser window will open with a red crosshair marking your location on Wikimapia. Then check out all the cool places near by!
Comments have also been added to each place marker (I will talk about these at a later date). They have also added a Wikimapia FAQ (that my blog is mentioned in twice!) that can also be accessed through the “WikiMapia” menu. A “Useful Links” page has also been put up and is accessible through the “WikiMapia” menu.