Tag: geotagging

by Melissa Ulbricht

Prabhas Pokharel contributed research and writing to this post. If you’re a journalist or blogger, adding location information to your content can add value to your work. This kind of data can be of particular help to journalists who report on specific communities, reporters who create venue-specific multimedia, or citizen journalists who cover events in […] more »

by Paul Lamb

I recently began playing around with a new service called GeoGraffiti, which allows you to post or access voice notes or “markers” while at a specific physical location using any cell phone. I like the idea of localized, user generated information which GeoGraffiti is a platform for. Everything from getting traffic tips to the real […] more »

by Dan Schultz

One of the main goals of online information design is to present content in a way that allows users/readers to find what they want. Tagging, the digital extension of newspaper sections, is one technique used on just about every modern news website as a way to help users browse or search, but that isn’t the […] more »

by Dan Schultz

The IdeaLab bloggers have spent four months talking about technologies, roles, and rules surrounding journalism and digital media. Now it’s time to take some of the insights from those posts and design a system that will allow citizens and journalists alike to inform the media conversation, connect with their communities, and democratically drive the social […] more »

by Dan Schultz

When I applied to the News Challenge last year there was a guideline that all proposals had to somehow further the way digital media was used to assist a “specific physical area”. This is actually why my friend Ian Anderson mentioned GPS during our brainstorming session, which led right over to Geotagging. The funny thing […] more »

by Dan Schultz

Two months ago I made a post about the fun little news application on the Nintendo Wii. Dan Burd responded to the post with this comment criticizing some of Wii News’ interface assumptions: “I think it’s limiting to say that each news story only pertains to one location. Many news stories are overviews of the […] more »

by Dan Schultz

There has been a lot of talk about Geo-fillintheblank on this blog. Much of it is coming from me, so I want to take a second to bring things back down to earth (pun!). This post is about the old standard of information breakdown: separation by topic. Since “sections” are a typical feature for most, […] more »

by Geoff Dougherty

Today we’re unveiling some site features on ChiTownDailyNews.org that represent, in my humble opinion, a huge step forward in the way people and content are connected on the internet. The features are focused on what’s become known as geotargeting, and they’re things that you won’t find on any other website. Basically, we’re making it easy […] more »

by Paul Lamb

Google, UNICEF, and One Laptop Per Child recently announced the launching of the Our Stories project. The effort records the stories of children from different parts of the world and places them on a Google Map. But more than just an oral/video history project combined with geotagging, the effort claims to be: A joint initiative […] more »

by Dan Schultz

It’s finals week here at Carnegie Mellon, and now more than ever I don’t want to spend unnecessary time digging around for information. I want my notes organized and easy to flip through, I don’t want to have to look at 5 different course portals to find the study guides that my professors put online, […] more »