Mapping Media (beyond the world atlas)

Posted by bill brower on July 15th, 2008

A little under one month ago I attended AU’s Beyond Broadcast 2008: Mapping Public Media conference. The one-day session looked at using mapping as a tool for engagement and storytelling. These informative and aesthetically-pleasing maps definitely speak for themselves – a few of my favorites were: NPR’s 2008 Election Map, Stamen’s OaklandCrimespotting.net, and Linkfluence’s Presidential Watch ’08.

I also ran into Mapufacture.com’s Andrew Turner, who mentioned he’d just created a very cool Global Charities map featuring some Kiva loans, as well as GlobalGiving’s New Projects and Recently-Updated Projects.

2 Responses to “Mapping Media (beyond the world atlas)”

  1. Alison says:

    I think it’s a great way to show GG’s interconnectedness. Kudos to Mapufacture! :)

  2. Brianne says:

    I agree with Alison. Yay for the maps!

    I think it’s a good start, I like that so much information pops up immediately at the bottom of the screen (full screen mode could use a scroll function in the window so it’s not a long column of text though). Visually distinguishing between “recently updated” and “new projects” would be nice too, as well as having a give option for the updated projects and putting the project number/page/share links at the top of the info sections.

    Keep up the good work you guys!