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
So how can Google Maps 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)
Kansas Unsolved Homicides (The Wichita Eagle)