Sounds like a fun way to put together a quick app, if you already have all these pieces sitting around the server. via dsato.
Sure, this new mashups on MyMaps thing is cute and all, but Will It Embed? I bet it will…
Still looking for the perfect tool to mashup hard-to-extract local data with db or map apps, with as little code as possible required.
SWAT team knocks on your door, hard, but they’ve got the wrong guy, or you’re sick, or you’re innocent and killed. Map mashup. via Dan Gillmor
If posting gets a little light around here, it’s because a few projects are working their way toward completion. One is nearly finished (more on that within the next few weeks) and another I just made a big change to get started on in earnest. There’s a third that’s on hold for a few minutes, but I’m sure I’ll be picking it back up shortly.
Anyway, I’m sending you away so you come back for more, later, when things have settled down a little bit here on my overcrowded desk/desktop/brain/life:
- The Fresno State Collegian online edition covered an off-campus shooting this week with breaking news updates, slideshows and video. Powered by WordPress.
- I’m about halfway through News, Improved. If you’re any sort of edito, manager or publisher with any level of seriousness in you about training your employees for the
futurepresent, you really need to pick up this quick read. Look for the examples at your circulation level, and have at it.
- The relaunched-on-the-fly Kiowa County Signal in tornado-ravaged Greenburg, Kansas has a map up where readers can “flag” the places they knew until last weekend.
- On the mapping note, my colleagues at work have brewed up the beginning of something really cool for local search: Santa Cruz Spots. Maps+Reviews+Ratings = a really handy database. It’s still in beta, so feel free to kick it around and let me know what you think.
That’s it for now. Go away. Come back later.
“The current frenzy with mash-ups has set everyone off mapping everything to everything. It’s almost always quite smart – but does it actually help? And does it tell a story any better?” thx Mark.
Awesome. All twitters, everywhere, mapped, live. Run this in a natural disaster, on the day a war starts, election night, etc. and watch the world change.