Spending a weekend in Chicago last month and looking for a non-starbucks coffee shop in the loop, I was frustrated to find that the otherwise very handy delocator.net didn’t have an option to limit a search to a radius of less than 5 miles or to plot a group of results on a map. We eventually gave up and went to one of the many Starbucks highly visible in our immediate vicinity.
Simile even have a companion project, Semantic Bank, that provides long-term storage of the captured data. It would be nice if users were prompted to set up an account with that (or other semantic banks) when they first install Piggy Bank. Coupled with some UI developments to make both Solvent and Piggy Bank more accessible to the non-technical user, and we could quickly see publishing data to the Semantic Web become as simple as blogging.