Google and ITN join forces on geotagged news

Posted on October 22, 2008


File this post under  g for “geek”

ITN and Google have paired up to provide users with geotagged news.

Quite a few months after the discusion was first had, Google has named ITN as it partner for its ‘Gears Geolocation API’ which enables you to find local news stories based on your current location.

The application ‘pinpoints the location of the mobile cell or Wi-Fi access point and highlights ITN news stories near that location on Google Maps or Google Earth’.

This is a pretty huge coup for ITN’s super-talented but underrated development team, congratulations guys!!

In a Techradar article, Google Project manager Charles Wiles says: ”

“ITN really is at the cutting edge of technology, delivering innovative news features on both mobile and desktop.

“The ability to see Google Earth in the browser – automatically centred on your current location and with stories relevant to your current location layered on top – is incredibly useful.”

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