How to Add Location Information to Mobile Content

Posted by MelissaUlbricht on Feb 27, 2011
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Melissa Ulbricht

This how-to focuses on the tools and techniques that you can use to add location-based information to mobile content.

Map Marker Location information can add value to your stories  and content and can help journalists who report on specific communities, reporters who create venue-specific multimedia, or citizen journalists who cover events in which location is relevant.

Location information has many advantages: It provides more context. It helps journalists and publishers find an interested audience; users searching for information around specific locations will most easily find information that is tagged with a location. Location information lends itself to aggregation; content with location information can be put on maps and other visualizations, which makes it more appealing for audiences to examine. Through this, it can be used in pattern-finding. Aggregations may show interesting patterns that would not be evident from individual reports. Finally, location information can leverage social media.