Saturday, September 20, 2008

Anniversaries & Updates

screen shot of Unveil StoryMaps, a website that aims to bring you the latest news and opinion in your neighbourhood, has this week launched StoryMaps.

A StoryMap is an embeddable widget that lets bloggers organise and present their posts geographically. So, for example, if a blogger writes about a local restaurant or a local meeting the post will be geotagged on their StoryMap. The blog's readers can now access the story on the blog in the normal chronological way or via the StoryMap.

Examples of Blogs Using StoryMaps

New Columbia Heights
Flatbush Gardener

Google Earth Hacks Adds 2000th Street View
Five months after launching a Street View section Google Earth Hacks has added its 2000th interesting Google Street View.

This view of a burning car is currently the most popular view on Google Earth Hacks:

TripIt's One Year Anniversary
TripIt, the personal travel assistant that automatically organizes all your travel plans, has reached its one year anniversary.

TripIt has a new Blog Badge that makes it easy for bloggers to display their TripIt travel plans with their readers. It automatically displays your current location and upcoming trip destinations on your site.

Lat49's One Year Anniversary
Just last week Google Maps Mania reported on lat49's new ads for Flash based maps. This week we are happy to report that lat49 is also celebrating its one year birthday!

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