The green library blog http://thegreenlibraryblog.blogspot.com/ brings together information about green buildings - in this case libraries. You might like to see how other people are thinking about these questions. Designing better libraries blog discusses a broad range of topic relating to public libraries http://dbl.lishost.org/blog/
Google maps is asking people to contribute their expertise to make specialist maps of their area. The site where you can make maps is here http://www.google.com.au/intl/en_au/help/maps/mymaps-expo/ You can already looks at great surf beaches by Mick Fanning http://maps.google.com.au/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=115605927050847805681.000458dbbe0b5ed2e4d53&ll=-27.76133,134.516602&spn=50.904562,74.53125&z=4, famous grave sites http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=104524381826730108381.000458b7bf4e40fff0810&z=5 or famous gardens in Sydney http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=112439513477015065616.000458c917c2e4b7dd332&z=8 Wouldn't it be great to add your own local specialities to a map.
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