Monday, October 18, 2010

Mapeas...Placing World News on a World Map

Those of you who follow this blog on a regular basis know that I'm a news and current events junkie. I previously made a post about Newseum, which is a site that displays daily newspaper front pages in their original, unedited form from around the world. Just double click and the page gets can read the entire paper on some if you click on the right place (Some front pages may contain material that is objectionable to some visitors. Viewer discretion is advised.).

I would like to introduce you to a new news site called Mapeas. This is a service that allows you to search for news briefs and videos from around the world. Think of it as a way to combine the teaching of current events with geography. Mapeas places world news, i.e business, entertainment, general news, science, and sports, on a world map. Click any circle on the map to zoom-in on a location and select a video news story. The news reports are provided by AFP, ABC, the Associated Press, Fox, and NBC. Another interested feature to Mapeas is that you can display the map in alternative formats such as terrain, satellite, and hybrid.
Take a look and I think you will enjoy it, especially if you like news stories as much as I do.  J.T. 

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