Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Google Maps Story Collage

Young People's Stories

Australia's National Cannabis and Information Centre has put together a rather beautiful collage using the Google Map's API. The collage contains nine real stories by young people telling their experience of using cannabis.

The names of the nine narrators are linked at the top of the mapped collage. When you click on one of the names the map zooms in on that young person's part of the collage and an information window opens on top of the map containing the individual's story.

As well as text outlining the individual's experiences with drugs a number of links are also given that attempt to answer any questions that the reader might have about the story and the drug experiences mentioned.

This is an excellent example of how the Google Maps API can be used to present non-geographical information in an interesting and aesthetically pleasing manner.

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