Sunday, September 24, 2006

UK charity uses Google Maps to map support

Obi Felten from Google's UK office dropped me a line to let me know about The NSPCC's (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) fantastic new Google Maps mashup that supports their "Full Stop" campaign:

"..The campaign is focused on mobilising adults to take action against cruelty to children. The NSPCC aims to get over 1 million people in the UK to take action by 'putting themselves on the map at Once on the map, people can invite friends to join them, create their own personal network of support, take further actions and become part of a community of NSPCC supporters. The map thus provides a tangible visualisation of support for the NSPCC, including individuals, celebrities and companies."

This is one of the nicest interface designs I've seen in a Google Maps mashup so be sure to check it out. While you're there, plot your location on the map to support the cause - you don't need to be from the UK to do this. Those of you in the UK are encouraged to learn how you can help the NSPCC through volunteering, fundraising, campaigning and donating. Obi also had this to say: "We think this is a great mashup - it is truly useful, creates an online community, looks good and works well."

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