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Work for Next Week: Your Maps

You need to build a custom, media-rich map for next week. It needs to:

1) Have at least 10 data points.
2) Use custom markers for your points.
3) At least 5 data points include some form of multimedia content: video, photos, etc. This needs to be original to you–shot, created, etc, by you.
4) Be framed within the Map Channels webapp for better usability.
5) Work within the constraints of JOURNALISM–i.e. other people will find this awesome.
6) Be awesome.

Please paste a link to your MapChannels page here when you’re done.

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  1. Megan Owen
    April 14, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Here’s my map: http://tinyurl.com/y6ggq4a
    Local bakeries and restaurant that offer vegan baked goods and desserts.

    • Megan Owen
      April 14, 2010 at 8:47 pm

      My descriptions, unfortunately, are showing up correctly on Google Maps but not on Map Channels. Hm.

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  3. Ciara Shook
    April 14, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Here’s mine: http://tinyurl.com/y7mofkm

    These are antique shops and vintage boutiques around the Big Windy that see a lot of traffic in their shops on a daily basis.

  4. Mina Bloom
    April 14, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Here’s mine: http://data.mapchannels.com/mc3/9723/sgfgd_9723.htm?v=3&x=-87.684525&y=41.900383&z=16&t=0&f=1

    My map is of Ukrainian landmarks in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood of Chicago.

  5. Ian Sansavera
    April 14, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Here’s Mine: http://tinyurl.com/y77tjpn

    My map is places to eat around Columbia’s campus with some short video reviews.

  6. April 14, 2010 at 7:41 pm


    Fun places to visit in Wicker Park

  7. Michelle Saltzer
    April 14, 2010 at 7:44 pm


    Here’s mine- fave restaurants in the loop

  8. Laura Kozak
    April 14, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Here’s mine about all the characters you might come across in the South Loop.


  9. Evan Minsker
    April 14, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Mine’s for Record Store Day. It’s a list of what stores are doing what (in-store performances, sales, etc.).


    (I haven’t actually looked at it– the computer I’m working on right now is letting me edit the Map Channels settings and Google Maps, but I can’t actually look at the map I’m editing. Fun.)

  10. Andy Hannon
    April 14, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Well I’m an idiot and couldn’t get mapchannels to work. Or my card reader. Both of which will be remedied tonight. But here’s my map.


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