Tag Archives: map

Two interactive energy maps, one main difference: usability

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I recently came across two interactive energy maps, one by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) tracking dirty heating oil in New York City, and the other by Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) displaying a wide range of renewable energy information around the world. Both display countless data points on a map mashup, but after playing with both it is evident that distinct decisions regarding the UI and interaction design resulted in two drastically different user experiences.

Multimedia Advice: How to build map mashups

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As mashups become increasingly more popular in multimedia presentations, it is important that producers learn how to create them. Therefore, I asked Chris to explain how to get started building map mashups, with information on both the Google map API and UMapper.

VisualPin introduces next generation of interactive videos with geotags

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VisualPin allows its users the ability to utilize geotagging by adding a google map alongside any video. Viewers can watch the map and video, or interact with the map to jump to certain areas of the video. This reminds me of Zach Wise’s interactive video, “Thirst in the Mojave.” Maybe VisualPin is the next best option for the non-programmers out there …

The mystery behind the programming of the LA Times homicide map is now solved!

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Thanks to Eric Ulken, editor of interactive technology at latimes.com, I now have an answer for how they built their amazing homicide map that I blogged about a while back. So, specifically for those programmers out there, here is his response to my inquiry: “The UI is actually AJAX-based, and the underlying database app is   …Continue Reading

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