Automatic for the people: Free Wi-Fi maps

Every tech startup need to now about where the free WiFi is, right? Hell, even us journalists need somewhere to post from when out and about. So here’s a quick and dirty list of places to find it in the UK and Ireland:

A map of Irish WiFi hotspots started by James Corbett at Eirepreneur.

The Londonist site has a map of free WiFi in London.

And UK startup TrustedPlaces recently put up a free wifi map of London that includes 177 locations, enabling its search results, browsing pages, and user generated lists (eg. favourites) to be KML compliant, the format that Google uses to display geographic data for Google Maps and Google Earth. This is the link TechCrunch UK users need to use if they’d like to add the results on their Google My Map.