In addition to KQED’s Quest Explorations is there anyone else out there Geotagging their stories within public broadcasting? More importantly, is there any kind of a national initiative to get stations / webcasters to start doing this?
I’ve have testing the ability to map KJZZ’s news stories here:
using, for example, the following rss feed:
I’ve also started testing this with Yahoo Pipes.
It would be interesting to see what a world map would look like if NPR was geotagging their stories, or what a national map would look like if we aggregated stories from public broadcasting stations across the country.
Are there other stations doing this, or considering doing this, with their stories? If so, should there a dialog between stations about aggregating stories and about the possibilties and best practices for mapping stories?
Is there some kind of national initiative for at stations across the system to start serving their content in this way. Is there support for Andy Carvin’s Election 2.0 Task Force where he says:
we must promote open standards for aggregating content – consistent tagging protocols at the station level, heavy use of RSS to pull content together, distributed content modules that can exist simultaneously on local and national websites, etc – to allow all us to mix and mashup these resources so they can surface at the local and national level.
What are your thoughts and experiences?