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Google mapping in the newsroom part 1


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Google mapping in the newsroom part 1

  1. 1. Google mapping tools in the newsroom Part 1 Highway Africa 2010 Compiled and presented by Jackie Rajuai
  2. 2. Google Geo Products Google Maps Google Panoramio Geo-political maps of the globe, satellite Explore places through photography; organize imagery and hybrid views. photos with tags Locates points of interest, roads/highways, traffic, streetviews and can be used to find directions from Point A to Point B Google SketchUp Create, modify or share 3D models Google Earth Fly over Earth's terrain and view Google Map Maker satellite imagery, 3D views; dive into the oceans or gaze into far off Map the world. You can now map 181 countries! galaxies
  3. 3. Google products that can enhance the experience of Geo products Gmail YouTube: Host related videos Picasaweb: Host photos Docs: For online collaboration between journalists in different parts of the world Forms: To gather information from Citizen Journalists
  4. 4. What YOU can do with these Google geo products help answer the "where" question in presenting information/news Geo products can be used to: aggregate news through active involvement of readers/citizen journalists generate interactive news content provide a way to access localized content quickly cover news on disasters/conflicts/wars make travelogues more meaningful and interesting report on crime distribution, weather patterns, traffic news, commodity prices Geo products provide easy-to-use interfaces that can be used to create mash-ups, combining information/news from different sources and presenting it in a more organized fashion
  5. 5. Aggregate Analyze Enable and leverage Citizen Organize data through geo- Journalism coding Build stories, investigative reports - disaster coverage, crime distribution Present Localize content Visualization of information/news - driving home the importance Interactive and engaging interface
  6. 6. Google Maps Basics Click to edit Master subtitle style
  7. 7. Virtual Tourism with Street View Click to edit Master subtitle style
  8. 8. Mash-ups and User-Generated Content Click to edit Master subtitle style
  9. 9. Maps on Mobile With Google Maps for mobile, you don't have to ever use a paper map, while benefiting from a lot of other handy features Features My Location Driving Directions Latitude StreetView Layers Buzz
  10. 10. Google Earth Click to edit Master subtitle style
  11. 11. Google Earth Layers Click to edit Master subtitle style Google Confidential and Proprietary
  12. 12. Sky & Ocean in Google Earth Click to edit Master subtitle style
  13. 13. Google Earth in Your Broadcast Click to edit Master subtitle style
  14. 14. Quick Note on Press Permissions* All uses of Google Maps and Google Earth must provide attribution to Google and our content providers similar to what is shown to the users of our products today. Unlimited Broadcast Use: If you use Google Maps / Google Earth imagery in a film or broadcast on TV for an unlimited number of times over a period of one year or more, you must obtain special approval from us.
  15. 15. Google use by Media Houses Print and Online:
  16. 16. Aggregation - Citizen Journalism Ushahidi Ushahidi is a Open Source Platform that was initially developed to map reports of violence in Kenya through the collaboration of Kenyan citizen journalists during the 2007 Kenyan Elections
  17. 17. Aggregation - Citizen Journalism Oil Spill Crisis Louisiana Bucket Brigade, an environmental NGO, implemented the Ushahidi Platform to depict incidents and news related to the Deep Horizon oil spill that are reported by Citizen Journalists
  18. 18. Aggregation - Citizen Journalism CNN iReport CNN has a User generated section called iReport, which hosts stories submitted by users It uses a Form based interface to enable citizens to submit their stories 464,197 stories submitted so far, of which 28,687 have been vetted
  19. 19. Analysis Disaster Coverage - Deep Horizon This map from Google not only presents the impact of oil spill but also enables Citizen Journalists to contribute news from their localities
  20. 20. Analysis Disaster Coverage - SanDiego wildfires 2007 interactive map Urban Tribune used a novel way to update information and provide real-time news on the spread and impact of the 2007 SanDiego wildfires Geo products are now widely used for disaster management and providing critical news to affected areas/people
  21. 21. Presentation NY Times News Layer on Google Earth
  22. 22. User Convenience National Public Radio - USA Maps the coverage of its near-800 member stations, so that users can locate and tune in
  23. 23. The future... Sorting of content geography-wise o On-the-spot news snippets by journalists/citizen journalists (through mms/sms) can be geo-tagged, categorized and presented on a map Freelance and Citizen journalism o Google Maps API can be used to integrate maps into journalists' own websites/blogs to organize content better, make them more interactive and thereby increasing traffic o Using Google Forms to gather news from Citizen journalists Using the Cloud o Google apps (email, docs, youtube etc) for online collaboration from anywhere (Ground Zero - Disaster/War zones; Newsroom) and a host of devices (smart phones, net/note books, kindle/iPad)