Monday, November 26, 2012
Death by TV on Google Maps
It may be a cliché to state that 'most accidents happen in the home' but I personally didn't realise that flat-panel television sets are a growing cause of serious injuries. According to TV Safety.org because of their height and thinness flat-panel sets easily tip over causing injury and sometimes even death.
The TV Safety Map shows the locations of accidents caused by television sets as reported by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The map can be searched by location and the results displayed on the map can be filtered by accidents causing 'death', 'injury' and 'other injuries'.
On the map design front the TV Safety Map has some very nice round information windows that pop-up when the user mouses-over a map marker.