Locating the story: The latest in mapping
A collection of links for a NICAR 2012 presentation. It will suggest broad themes for the past year, and try to support them with examples from work in the field. This is a work in progress. Feel free to crap on it, or add your own ideas.
Escape from Google Maps
- Google changed the rules of the game. There are now usage limits. Read about them here
- TileMill, custom tiles, need examples
- Links to ranty blog posts from Nestoria guy and others
- One replacement is simple line maps drawn using HTML5 technologies like SVG, Canvas and VML. You saw this example a lot in election maps during the GOP primaries, like NYT, WaPo, HuffPo, LAT