Next week LocalOracle.com and NewBedfordGuide.com will launch an event map program that will allow users to see events that are currently happening or that will occur in the future. The system will automatically detect your location, but users can define the starting location on the map (address, city or zip code), as well as filter the events by radius/distance (5-100 miles) and time frame (3 hours to 1 week). Each icon can be clicked on to display the venue and event information. Users can share the event on Facebook, use the attendance system, set up a SMS text-message reminder, or go to the event page for full details.
For example, a user could place their home address as the starting point with 15 miles and 3 hours on the filter. Only the events that match the filter will be displayed on the map. Users can start with an address, a zip code or a city. Additionally, users can filter events by category and sub-category.
Users can also view events in a list view that displays the event name, distance and time. This list can be sorted by event name, distance, or time.
The initial version will be available with all browsers on computers, but will not work on cell phones. We expect an iPhone/iPad/Android application this spring/summer. Please post a comment with your feedback!