Category Archives: maps

Free Multimedia Tool Workshop Updated Handouts

Hey Journalistopians, it’s been a long while, but I wanted to post the handouts and examples I’ll be sharing at this weekend’s Online News Association Parachute Training in Boca Raton, Fla. Feel free to use these in presentations, in the … Continue reading

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How to Save Your Online Clips

Count on the fact that some of the journalism work living on your news site will go up in smoke. To protect yourself, make sure you’re keeping digital copies of your portfolio. [Photo by Mr. Peebles] Journo/developer Joe Murphy has … Continue reading

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Catnip for Online Designers with SND’s Best of Multimedia Entries

Want to see the best online information design the news industry is producing? Then you might want to tune into the SND Update Blog for the next few days as SND highlights entries from their worldwide Best of Multimedia Design … Continue reading

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List of crime maps is updated

Hey Journalistopians, just a quick heads up that the Journalistopia Crime Map Directory has been updated with a slew of new crime maps. A lot more folks are getting into the crime map act, including news organizations, neighborhood associations and … Continue reading

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Newspaper layoff tracker map

Like me, you probably get the daily bits of newspaper layoff news via Romenesko. Now, the Graphic Designr blog is putting it all together with an interactive map of newspaper layoffs. The map is color-coded to show approximately how many … Continue reading

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A dream come true: Flash + Google Maps

Have you ever tried to simulate a Google Maps-style map in Flash? I hope you haven’t because you’d still be waking up screaming in the middle of the night after that experience. So say hello to the new Google Maps … Continue reading

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Sneak peek: the future of Google Maps

So you think that Google Maps doohickey you built is really cool? Well, you might have to get your map game to the next level because Google Maps is exploring some seriously interesting data layers for their maps application: Google … Continue reading

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100 interactive map ideas

So have you perchance been sitting at your desk pondering what your next great interactive map is going to be? Mike Pegg at the always-excellent Google Maps Mania blog has you covered. Mike put together a list some time ago … Continue reading

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Google News is in your neighborhood

Google announced late last night a new feature for Google News that allows users to receive local headlines from their city, state or country of choice. The feature worked well when I tried it out for Orlando and a few … Continue reading

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Journalistopia crime map directory updated

Hey Journalistopia denizens, just a quick heads up that I’ve been updating the Journalistopia Crime Maps Directory with all sorts of great, new stuff ever since it first appeared back in September. News organizations have definitely been embracing crime data … Continue reading

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Viewing the news as data

Live from the ONA conference in Toronto‚Ķ Adrian Holovaty looks at a photo of the world’s ugliest dog and sees 1s and 0s. Displaying a photo of the hideous animal, Holovaty –the big brain behind and the Python framework … Continue reading

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Journalistopia online crime maps directory

Crime maps of all flavors are the rage nowadays ever since developer/journalist Adrian Holovaty created the now-famous in May, 2005. These days, everyone from independent designers to large newspaper companies are creating crime maps, causing severe headaches for police … Continue reading

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