The Stanford University Big Local News and Pitch Interactive project and the Google News Initiative (Google News Initiative) today launched a new tool,Allow local US journalists to embed customized, up-to-date us covid-19 epidemic maps.
They say that while local journalists are doing their best to keep readers up to date with the latest developments in covid-19, Rogers says they may not have the tools to standardize different data sources and build their own maps. In addition, he said, most of the existing covid-19 case maps do not provide journalists with an easy way to embed it anywhere. When it comes to widespread information, the key is to create something that can be embedded and used anywhere.
Now, journalists anywhere in the United States just need to visit the case map, determine the area they want to draw, and then copy an embedded code to include the map in their article or website. Based on the new york times's data on outbreaks in COVID-19 counties and colored by the number of cases per 100,000 people, users can see the extent of the outbreak in their location relative to the total population.
The map of the epidemic is part of Google's previous $6.5 million effort to crack down on bad covid-19 messages. Although the original map was only for the United States, a global version is planned.