Germany's Handelsblatt says the combination of Google Earth and Google News means the search giant is now in a position to move onto local papers' advertising turf through geocoded news. Of course this isn't really Google's first step into local, but that
Adrian Holovaty encourages "roll your own maps" at Where 2.0 Web designers resist having to use templates from software providers (e.g. blogging templates from Wordpress), why should maps be treated differently?
"Wikipedia articles have been added to Google Maps. ... Clicking on the 'W' tag will open an information window containing the Wikipedia article. Panoramio photos can also be turned on via the same 'More' button."
"[In] June 2009, when the company’s Knight grant money runs out ... Everyblock will contribute its code and documentation to the public as open source."
"The New York Times offers geo-coded news, and Google Earth offers the platform for reading that news in a 3D browser. This is the first time we've endeavored to show news updated in real time..."
"TwitterLocal lets you generate an RSS or XML Feed to filter out Tweets around a certain area. Just enter a city, state, postal code, choose the range of miles you want to include"
"[Metacarta] is launching a free Web site that maps news articles to their location on a map. ... The AP and Reuters stories are displayed in a window on the site, while clicking on other items sends you to the source site."
"This site displays the Associated Press U.S. National, Sports, Business, Technology and "Strange" news stories on top of Google Maps. The city/state from each news story is translated to a latitude/longitude point [and] then plotted on the map."
"On My Radar lets you zoom down and see all the current buzz on the block you’re standing on, while simultaneously keeping tabs on places around the country that interest you.” It uses Yahoo’s FireEagle location technology."
Brilliant interview with Adrian Holovaty about Everybock. Looks at some examples of how data reveals stories, plus some more on how it all works, plus how public data and news geotagging needs to be standardised.
Hidden away in The Knowledge: "News organisations have been experimenting with geographic localisation software that has received funding from CIA and has been used by the oil industry to develop highly personalised local news products."
The Hull Daily Mail has launched an user-generated local web site that incorporates a number of social media features and could, if successful, be rolled out across Northcliffe’s regional newspapers. The site, ThisisYourMail, combines functionality found on social bookmarking and social networking sites with mapping and geographically-localised of content. Hull Daily Mail editor John Meehan told Press [...]
"We’re not just geographically organizing the blogger content — we’re organizing the Post’s content. That’s because our system is designed to track geographically pretty much anything that outputs a feed. So building a map like this for another