Maps, spreadsheets, yahoo pipes and post offices –

A good tutorial on how to route data from a Google Spreadsheet (with no lat/long data) through Yahoo Pipes for geocoding purposes, and then out to Google Maps. One nitpick: I couldn’t get this to work with the RSS feed from Pipes; I used the KML instead.

Maps, spreadsheets, yahoo pipes and post offices –

Placeblogger: More human than ever

Check out the redesigned Placeblogger a 2007 Knight News Challenge winner.

The aggregation-by-location niche seems to be blowing up lately, especially as startups try to hitch their maps to the iPhone’s wagon, but Placeblogger feels like real live humans are writing blog posts in real live places.  I like that.

via the Knight Foundation Blog.

See also: Build your own local news application using Outside.In’s API