Wednesday, August 10, 2005

News maps

A few months ago I reported on an experiment in using BBC news feeds to create a 'news map' which you can click on to see stories in locations around the world (http://www.world66.com/mapsonomy?rss=http%3A//newsrss.bbc.co.uk/rss/newsonline_world_edition/front_page/rss.xml Now Poynter reports on a similar experiment using Google Maps .

It's a great idea - and looks lovely - but I predict people are likely to rely on existing paradigms and navigate to stories using the old World > Asia > India (for example) system for a while yet.

PS: For a similar map of blog locations look at http://ojournalism.blogspot.com/2005/06/finding-local-blogs-if-youre-in.html.

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