A visiting friend from Boston last week complained bitterly about press coverage after the marathon bombings. Among other things, she wanted to know why so many outlets reported that there had been
Google Maps and Fusion Tables for Journalists
Fusion Tables Part II Google+ Hangout
(watch the recording below)
Our follow up program, went into more detail on Google Fusion Tables. Vanessa Schneider, Google's Geo Media Program Manager, reviewed Fusion Tables then showed us how to create an intensity map with custom boundaries, and how to use the Fusion Tables' Layer Wizard.
The exercises are available here, https://sites.google.com/site/mediaftexercises/.
Fusion Tables Introduction (watch the recording below)
Our Hangout opened up the world of Google mapping tools for visual storytelling. Vanessa Schneider,Google Geo Media Program Manager, covered Google Maps and an introduction to Fusion Tables, with examples of how other newsrooms are already using these tools.
Watch the recording below. Here is the corresponding slide deck that goes along with the video demonstration.