Sharing Your Memories of 9/11 Through Maps

Maps remembering 9/11:

1. NYT: Where I Was Map

The New York Times’ ‘The Reckoning’ is an in depth examination of life in America and in the rest of the world on and since 9/11. The feature includes a Google Map called Where I Was. The map allows users to add a comment to the map explaining where they were at the time of the 9/11 attacks and / or how they feel now. When browsing the submitted comments it is is possible to filter the results by mood.

2. National Geographic Channel – Remembering 9/11

The National Geographic Channel created a Google Map to commemorate the collective presence and kindness of strangers that got many people through the unimaginable horrors they witnessed on 9/11. On the 10th anniversary of 9/11 the National Geographic Channel is inviting everyone to rebuild this collective history of 9/11 by sharing their personal stories on this interactive Google Map.The Remembering 9/11 Facebook app allows users to post brief accounts of their 9/11 experiences and mark their stories on the interactive map. Users are also able to explore all posted anecdotes by location and filter stories to see their friends’ stories and share comments. The app is available worldwide in nine languages.

3.  The Detroit Free Press’ Where Were You on 9/11?

The Detroit Free Press’ Where Were You on 9/11? Google Map allows readers to share their memories of 9/11. So far the map is displaying over a thousand responses from all over America and the rest of the world. To add your memories to the map you just need to right-click on your location and complete a short form. The map includes a number of quick links to browse the responses of those in Detroit, Michigan and New York.

Information taken directly from: Google Maps Mania

Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern. sachiye@vertices.com

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