Journalist, map thyself

I’d like you to help me out with a little mapping demonstration. I’ve created a map of Online Journalism Blog readers – here. I’d love if you could add yourself to the map. If you’ve never done this before (and what better way to start?), this is how:

  1. make sure you’re signed in to Google,
  2. search for your postcode/zip code/street address,
    address search
  3. click ‘Save to my maps’ on the box that appears – select the OJB readers option from the drop-down and click ‘Save’.


  4. You can then edit the entry – change the title to your name and add any biographical details you want (e.g. link to your blog) in the Description box. Then click OK.

I’m hoping that a) this will allow OJB readers to network with each other more easily; and b) this will provide a platform for experimentation/mashups (perhaps a mashup with – if anyone has any ideas, let me know.

But it’s only as powerful as its members, so map away!

13 thoughts on “Journalist, map thyself

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  2. jejulifeblog

    Who lives at ‘Placemark 47’?

    There seem to be quite a few users who are unable to input their data correctly.

  3. Laura Oliver

    Um, it was alright this morning – but when I check now it would seem I’m no longer with, but instead am a videojournalist in Australia.

    What have I done wrong?

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  5. paulbradshaw Post author

    It seems that allowing anyone to add themselves also means they can edit other entries – and the title of the map itself. Not sure if there’s any solution other than to correct your own entry by selecting it and clicking ‘edit’ at the top of the left hand column.

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