Atlas is a Do-It-Yourself Google Maps tool intended for online media (but can be used by anyone). Here is how Atlas is described by Faneuil Media:
- Create a high-quality (Google) map in a few seconds
- Embed it on your page in any size or format
- Allow readers to plot comments & photos on maps
- Download all your data in KML format
- Add Wikipedia content to
More from a Faneuil Media blog post about Atlas...
During the November election, The Cincinnati Enquirer used Atlas to map reader reports of problem voting locations. Over the holidays The Palm Beach Post and KCRA-3 in Sacramento mapped their readers’ best light displays. Those maps were created by reporters entering data submitted by users. Now readers can submit all their information directly to the map.
Faneuil Media has done several custom Google Maps mashups for big name media outlets such as the New York Times. Check out their front page for recent examples..