Posts tagged geolocation

horaciogaray:

Facebook and Foursquare both have real-time maps of polling place check-ins across the country, broken down by state. Facebook’s map runs on autopilot: Load it up, sit and watch, almost like an iTunes visualization. Blue dots show a polling place check-in, while a counter above tallies the total check-ins. The map can also be switched into an impressive full-screen view.

FJP: The Facebook map is here and the Foursquare map is here.

horaciogaray:

Facebook and Foursquare both have real-time maps of polling place check-ins across the country, broken down by state. Facebook’s map runs on autopilot: Load it up, sit and watch, almost like an iTunes visualization. Blue dots show a polling place check-in, while a counter above tallies the total check-ins. The map can also be switched into an impressive full-screen view.

FJP: The Facebook map is here and the Foursquare map is here.


Geolocated images reveal a place’s visual identity—Cartagr.am taps geolocation to create a unique mapping layer. by Brady Forrest
I believe that crowd-sourcing stories and pictures will play an even bigger role in the future of journalism.  This is a great article about a new service that can help journalists do just that. If a fire breaks out somewhere, as you send a reporter to report from the scene, you can immediately start an article from your office desk by crowd-sourcing tweets and twitpics from people that are already at the fire. —Chao Li

Geolocated images reveal a place’s visual identityCartagr.am taps geolocation to create a unique mapping layer. by Brady Forrest

I believe that crowd-sourcing stories and pictures will play an even bigger role in the future of journalism.  This is a great article about a new service that can help journalists do just that. If a fire breaks out somewhere, as you send a reporter to report from the scene, you can immediately start an article from your office desk by crowd-sourcing tweets and twitpics from people that are already at the fire. —Chao Li