Thursday, May 28, 2009

Share Your Pics With Google Maps

CTV, a private broadcaster in Canada, has created a Google Map that features user-submitted news and photos. Registered users of CTA's website can submit news stories and photographs to the network by completing a short form. The MyNews Mapper shows where the latest MyNews submissions to the network have come from.

Submitted news and photographs are shown on the map by red map markers. Each story and/or photograph comes with a link to the the main story on the CTV website.

The Guardian Staycation Map#
The Guardian newspaper are asking readers to submit their photographs of vacations in the UK to a new Flickr group. Readers are asked to geo-tag their photographs when uploading the pictures to Flickr and the images will then appear on The Guardian's 'Staycation' Google Maps mashup.

The Guardian are using Google MyMaps to display the submitted photographs which means readers can view an embedded map on The Guardian website or view a larger version on the main Google Maps website.


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