Project Newsmap

Have you read the news but were not sure where things are happening?

I am currently working on a project to visually map where news is happening across the world. Basically it’s a mash-up of a news feature with a mapping feature.

The idea is that news will appear as a user zooms around a map. The more a user zooms in, the more local the news will be. The more a user zooms out, the more national or global the news will be. A user can click on a story to view more. Users will be able to select news that most interests them and an algorithm will help determine what news to display.

I’ve got a mockup and am developing it out. More to come this summer!