A creative collective response to the disaster of Hurricane Katrina:
One web site, www.scipionus.com, is attempting combat the lack of information about what is happening in New Orleans by encouraging users to annotate a Google Map of New Orleans with information about specific locations.
Collectively, the community is creating a collaborative map Wikipedia. Anyone with something to add can enter a street address and leave a marker on the map at that location, providing a few lines of text about conditions at that spot.
"Never flooded, typical wind damage, passable street 8-31-05," reads one tag.
"Trey and April's We are OK ppl,"reports another.