Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Mapping the (Boston) Globe

For some reason the Boston Globe seems obsessed with Boston. At least that seems to be what the Mapping the (Boston) Globe shows.

Mapping the Globe is a set of interactive Google Maps visualising where the Boston Globe directs its attention. Each marker on the shows a location that has been covered in a Boston Globe article. You can mouse-over a marker to reveal the introductory paragraph of the story and click on the marker to open the article on the Boston Globe website.

The map is a really interesting interface to browse the newspaper by location. However the map at the moment is quite slow (its probably best to view this map in Chrome). There is something wrong with the marker clustering system used by the map, which seems to force the map to load all the markers individually before the clustering is applied (kind of defeating the point of applying marker clustering).

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