Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Tornado Sighting Map

Here is a creative use of a internet app to supplement online information:

While researching the storms in Suffolk VA, I was on the VA Pilot Online website (local nespaper for the tidewater region). On the left side of the page was a google map applet/widget with markers for sightings, the emergency shelter, and other markers. Turns out that the VA Pilot is using online maps to supplement several of their stories. With Googles 'my maps' interface, anyone can do this.

Tornado Sightings, Damaged Homes and Shelter Locations, click view larger for full descriptions of markers.

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Here is a link to all their story maps:


This is a very good way to supplement written text and photos. The ability to integrate apps from across different sources is changing the way online articles are being written.

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