The Evening Leader's UFO spotters' map has hit the headlines.
Well, it's been mentioned in holdthefrontpage.co.uk and journalism.co.uk.
Basically, I used the site Dipity.com to create a timeline and map of all the recent UFO sightings our newspaper has received. Then I embedded the widget Dipity provides on a custom page on our site.
I been aware that other news sites have been using Dipity for a while, but to be honest I only went and had a look at myself the other day.
It seems to work really well for what I want it to and I expect it can do loads more once you start playing with it.
The mapping system works really well in this case for our UFO spotters, and I think the ability to plot stories on a timeline will be useful if we want to show how an ongoing story has developed.
CLICK HERE for the link to our Dipity UFO widget
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