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Testing Google Maps Embed

by kanarinka | September 06, 2014 11:27 | 57 views | 1 comments | #11113 | 57 views | 1 comments | #11113 06 Sep 11:27

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What I want to do

@donblair and I are going to be making a collaborative map of water conductivity with my journalism students and I want to see if we can embed a collaborative Google Map on the PublicLab site.

My attempt and results

Looks like I can:

Questions and next steps

Is there a collaborative map making tool that is open source and allows for embedding multimedia content in markers?

Why I'm interested

I'm teaching a journalism class about data visualization and we are doing an experimental module on sensor journalism. Students will be building the "Coquí" kit and collecting conductivity measurements around Boston.


1 Comments

Hey! This looks like a cool project!

Enabling users to embed multimedia on a map was (at one point) part of the spec for my GSoC project to improve MapKnitter.

For the time being, I wonder if the Google Maps Engine Lite would satisfy your needs. There are also some richer tools available for map storytelling, such as StoryMapJS, slidemapper, and SpatioTemporalNarrative.

In the long-term, is this a feature you would like to see built in to MapKnitter? How would it be helpful to you in MapKnitter?

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