Workshop alert: How to build an interactive map in 60 minutes

By Elise Schmelzer and Andrew Gibson
Creative Commons photo courtesy of Tomi Knuutila
Maybe you want to track all the cool places you've been. Perhaps you want to create an in-depth map that shows today's domestic migration routes, like Forbes did. Or maybe you want to collect and share the best sledding hills in town, like ABC 7 in Detroit.

Whatever your goals may be, having the ability to tap into all the geographic information online is invaluable both inside and outside the newsroom.

Join the Online News Association at Mizzou as journalism professor David Herzog leads a one hour workshop on how to build clickable, customizable maps with Google Fusion Tables. Herzog, also the academic adviser to the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting, will highlight his favorite examples of mapping in journalism and briefly introduce other online cartography tools.
Bring a laptop so you can download the sample data and follow along.

Oh, and there's reading before class. Herzog suggests you scan Richard Bedford's research on mapping in the news. Bedford is a GIS analyst and data journalist.

And finally, more inspiration: "15 awesome interactive maps from the New York Times."

1 comment:

  1. I really appreciate your post, it's very helpful to create a Interactive maps in short period of time.