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Hackathon project to show live news on a map. We aim to raise awareness about global news and the geographic locations of imoportant events.
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GeoDude

try it here: https://geodude-219320.appspot.com/


INSPIRATION:

To be able to provide an environment were geography, media, and journalism can coexist. Together creating a union that will help spread global news instantaneously.

WHAT IT DOES:

Giving online users a better medium to access the latest global news. As an interactive map, selecting a geographical location will provide the users with the most recent news outlets for that selected area. Not only does this service provide a fun interactive experience, but it also exposes users to geographical locations and news they might not have otherwise been exposed to.

HOW WE BUILT IT:

Using the API services provided by here.com we were able to implicate the interactive mapping experience. Some code languages that we incorporated: JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and BootStrap.

CHALLENGES WE RAN INTO:

Some challenges that we faced during the creation of this project were: Coming up with an original project idea. Along with trying to properly connect the API services so that the newest articles would be redirected to their corresponding locations.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS :

· Connecting here.com’s innovating and intelligent solutions to promote worldwide news and media awareness

· Launching our project into google cloud

· Cooperating many ideas into one fluent one

WHAT WE LEARNED:

· Asking for help makes the experience grow

· There is always something that will go wrong

  • Plans are always changing

· The smallest victories make the biggest difference

WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE GEODUDE:

Ideally it would be nice to have be able to incorporate live video to the webpage so that users have access to live coverage as news breaks through. This would offer an experience that is unbiased and up to date on all current global news.

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