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Unusual and innovative ways to use maps, as selected by 10000words.net: seven examples at this link. Tipster: Judith Townend. To submit a tip to Journalism.co.uk, use this link - we will pay a fiver for the best ones published.
Blogging: Keep an eye on Bing's Local Lens application - currently only available for certain US cities, it adds blog posts and Twitter updates to maps of local areas. A great tool for local journalists tracking stories or looking for leads. Tipster: Laura Oliver. To submit a tip to Journalism.co.uk, use this link - we will pay a fiver for the best ones published.
Poynter has a detailed how-to which explains how you can use Geocommons to present data on a map
NYTimes.com's Aron Pilhofer on election coverage and forthcoming site developments
Create different styles of maps to tell visual stories with this free resource
Local media: Looking for local bloggers and independent news sites in your area? Try Justin William's Google map of local news sites. Tipster: Laura Oliver. To submit a tip to Journalism.co.uk, use this link - we will pay a fiver for the best ones published.
Online maps: Want to do something innovative online? Why not use Google Maps to chart the location of all your paper's news stories this week? Then publish it. Try ZeeMaps for more complex iterations. Tipster: Oliver Luft
A speedy guide for journalists on finding data and tools for visualising it – with minimum coding skills required
A phone and web app to allow journalists to plot their location when reporting
The crowd-mapping tool has been used by news outlets including the Guardian and the BBC