Tag Archives: mashup

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.

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