LA Times ‘Homicide Map’

Though its subject matter is grim, the LA Times “Homicide Map” (spotted via the Online Journalism Review) is a nice application and integration of data on top of a Google Map on a newspaper site. I’ve complained for a long time that newspapers should be doing much more of this type of thing — and they’re starting to. I had seen recently that Hearst’s SF Chronicle had done something similar with restaurants, but now I can’t find it! (That’s a metaphor for my central complaint about newspaper sites.)

Homicide Map

All of the newspapers in the Yahoo! consortium should be using Yahoo!’s various APIs (including maps) to create mashups on their sites.

Also interesting: The SF Chronicle launches reader blogs.

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