Introduction to open-source GIS tools for journalists: GIS software is expensive, right? Wait, there are open source GIS tools now? And Matt Wynn wrote up a few for Poynter? Let me mash my mouse on that link…
A Powerful Tool for Local Journalism: Contextualized News on a Map: Alexis Madrigal, like many who have commented so far, are impressed with Tackable’s tablet news map app. Me, too.
Moderately fascinated by word of Kerouapp, which seems like it places your tweets on a map with a handsome timeline. Here it is in action at the Guardian UK: Krakow Twitrip
Making interactive maps less interactive: Making maps, part 1: Less interactivity. Brian Boyer of the Chicago Tribune on a mission to teach you how to make interactive maps that don’t suck. Step 1 is indeed to make them less interactive. I buy it. There’s a full tutorial spread out in a few posts. Follow along, kids.
Ushahidi’s Crowdmap adds checkins, just in case you need a white-label app to gather and map breaking news reports. (Hint: You probably do.)
Let’s just dig into the bucket of links I’ve been mailing myself from Tweetie, er, Twitter for the iPhone, and see what we can tie together here… There is now a “Share on Twitter” bookmarklet for your Web browser that pairs rather nicely with the recently released “Tweet” button for your website. (An aside: There should […]
A map of New York City, Legend of Zelda style. I’ll go on the record as wildly preferring this method to the “web visualized as subway map” approach that’s been so persistent in recent years. I will also approve of Super Mario Bros. 3 mappages. 8-Bit NYC
Fantastic tutorial using Python, Beautiful Soup, and a few other free ingredients to cook up a visually attractive map. How to Make a US County Thematic Map Using Free Tools
A useful map and database of U.S. newspapers and their reported circulation, Web traffic numbers. Mediaspace > Industry News > News Map
There it is. Now, build something useful. The EveryBlock source code