Megan Taylor

front-end dev, volunteacher, news & data junkie, bibliophile, Flyers fan, sci-fi geek and kitteh servant

Interactive maps and user generated content

The New York Times is accepting user generated videos for their Wedding and Celebrations section, using Brightcove.
Couples whose announcements have been chosen to appear in the paper can create a 3 minute “How We Met” video which will appear at So far, I don’t see anything up there aside from professionally shot “Vows” videos which appear on the same site. has a super duper interactive map with animation, satellite, radar and cloud views. It’s currently in beta and takes a few seconds to figure out, and it’s powered by Microsoft Virtual Earth instead of Google. I think this is the first serious map I’ve seen that didn’t have Google in the left-hand corner.

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