This week we’ll be taking a look at mapping as a form of journalism. And we’ll be doing a group project built around a Google map. A well-designed map can present a lot of information quickly and efficiently; it can invite the participation of the user; and it can prompt repeat visits.
Above is an interactive map of Hurricane Sandy at NYTimes.com. Please click through and try it out. You can zoom in on a given area and get a weather forecast for local communities.