Customizing Maps and Geo Data in Managing News

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Managing News ships with its maps and geotagging features preconfigured for tracking global news on a world map. But user interface improvements in Managing News Beta 7 make it easy to use an alternate map layer and import custom location data so you can track news in a specific geographic region.

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This screencast shows how I was able to tailor my maps to focus on the city of Washington, DC and plot the stories published on various neighborhood blogs. I used open geographic data from the DC government and the DC Nightvision tileset from MapBox.

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