Monday, January 19, 2015

The Charlie Hebdo Attack Mapped

The Wall Street Journal has created a story map account of the attack on the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris and the subsequent two day man-hunt for the suspects.

How the Paris Shooting and Hostage Standoff Unfolded is a detailed chronological investigative report into the events in Paris and subsequent man-hunt in the surrounding area. As you scroll through the report the map remains in view and updates to show the locations of the events in the WSJ report.

The story subheadings are preceded by a small yellow circular marker. The same yellow marker is used on the map to show the relevant location being discussed in the current section of the news report. The WSJ story map was created using CartoDB's Odyssey.js story map library with the Mapbox mapping platform.

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