It’s not a technological marvel by any means, but it’s an important first step to having interactive maps on TheMiamiHurricane.com – and later on the future site (expect an update post on that Thursday night, most likely).
As you can see, I used Google Maps.
Why now to start?
As we were sending the paper to the printer, I was copyediting and came across a story in news about the Red Road Commons. I was disappointed to see there was no map requested (we need to do more print maps as well), so I felt inspired to just make a map for online.
We will definitely include more maps in the future. I also plan to expand this map by adding all of the on-campus dormitories and eventually popular off-campus.
One thing I need to play with and figure out: how to make smaller the windows that appear when you click the placemarkers.