Mapping Media (beyond the world atlas)

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.

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Alison

about 7 years ago

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

Brianne

about 7 years ago

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!

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