Intro to Map Mashups

Google Maps is a free mapping service from Google. A mashup is a Web application that combines data from more than one source into a single integrated tool.

Google Map Mania – Mike Peg’s blog about Google Map Mashups
-Mike’s introduction to Google Map Mashups
-Mike’s 50 Things to Do with Google Maps
-Mike’s index of current event maps

Mapki– A Wiki specifically for Google Map Mashups

Of course, we are not only interested in how to find a restaurant or a new jogging route, but how Google Map Mashups might be useful for journalists.

Here are a few examples of how news organizations are using Google Maps to cover events:
San Diego Fires (The San Diego Union-Tribune)
San Francisco Oil Spill (The San Francisco Chronicle)
Oregon Wind Storm (The Oregonian)
Kansas Unsolved Homicides (The Wichita Eagle)

Also: See 5 Maps That Connect Communities (10,000 Words)

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