Monday, June 14, 2010

New Hanover News on Google Maps

MyBackyard

MyBackyard is a hyperlocal news site for New Hanover County in North Carolina. The site also has plans to expand coverage to other parts of coastal North Carolina. MyBackyard aims to bring news, blog posts, events and home sales and traffic accident news to the neighborhoods of the county.

Users can select their neighborhood from a drop down menu. They are then presented with a Google Map that displays the latest news for the neighborhood in a number of categories. The news items are also displayed under the map.

MyBackyard includes an option to explore what's going on in the whole county. You can browse through all recent activity on the site by choosing any of the categories and viewing that category on its own New Hanover County map.

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