Sunday, February 22, 2009

Geolocated Articles and More in the Washington Post

The Washington Post has a beautiful, interactive web mapping site featuring Post articles plus videos, photos and more. There is a timeline at the bottom and icons or photos on a global map. The site has an especially attractive interface. This is what the web site says:

"TimeSpace is an interactive map that allows you to navigate articles, photos, video and commentary from around the globe. Discover news hot-spots where coverage is clustered. Use the timeline to illustrate peaks in coverage, and customize your news searches to a particular day or specific hour. (Many Washington Post stories appear at midnight; others are published throughout the day as news happens). Click the ? In the upper right for help. "

The New York Times has had geolocated articles for nearly a year now, so I'm glad to see the Post doing the same. So is one of the readers of this blog.

When you click on a photo on the map you go to the photo spread from the article like the one above. Click on the arrow to see more photos. The shot shown below shows the agony of defeat

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