October 2, 2008

Mapping local life

by torres at 10:00 AM

Every day we try to come up with new and innovative ways to make your experience on Topix better and more engaging. With that in mind, we're happy to announce our new "local maps" feature. Now, on every local news page, you can really see where the news and events are happening in your town. We're also mapping local photos (the one's you upload), and featured local businesses (sponsors).

Here's an example of the map for San Francisco, CA:

San Francisco map

In the legend above the map, you can specify which item you want to focus the map on (News only, Events only, etc.), or you can show all items at once. Each item on the map also links to more information.

Look for more additions to the maps in the coming weeks. In the meantime, drop us a line and let us know what you think.