Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Leaflet Runs the Boston Marathon

The Boston Globe has published an interesting photo that uses the Leaflet mapping platform to provide an interactive graphic of survivors of the bombing of the Boston Marathon.

One year after the tragic bomb explosion at the Boston Marathon, The Boston Globe invited survivors, police, firefighters, EMTs, doctors, nurses and runners back to the finish line on Boylston Street to pose for a group photo.

The resulting One Year, One City photo is a powerful testimony to the resilience of the people of Boston. By using the Leaflet mapping platform the Boston Globe has created an interactive photo which you can pan around and in which you can zoom in on individuals in the picture. You can even click on the people in the photo to learn a little more about their experience during last year's tragic events. has also used the Leaflet platform to create a story map of the Boston Marathon. The map shows the route of the Boston Marathon and includes stories and accounts from the individuals, businesses and schools that are located along the marathon's route.

The One Year Stronger map can be navigated by using the numbers along the bottom of the map. Click on a number and the map pans to a location along the route and loads photos, videos and text that tell the stories of those who live and work along the route of the Boston Marathon.

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