In November 2009 I was selected to be one of four people working on a Freedom Communications mobile team. Our team was given 90 days to develop and refine a strategy and to build an action plan on achieving that strategy. Each person was given a role on the team and I was appointed to keep the team organized and on task. In February 2010 the strategy was approved by Freedom management. My work on the mobile team led to my role as the Orange County Register mobile and social leader.
Tag Archive for 2009
This is, from what I could find at the time, the only Google map that contains accurate fault locations, historical earthquake data and live-streaming recent earthquakes. To create the map I hunted down all the data, edited some layers in Google Earth, and fed in some information to Google Maps via Google Spreadsheet mapper and built the multi-layered map.
While working on large projects I have the time to work on special side projects. One of my favorite things to do is build interesting maps based on proven reader interest.
I used a Google Maps API tool to build this multi-layer automatically refreshing weather map for Orange County. The map is a resource for our audience looking up the weather and for Register journalists looking to find information about the current weather.
I was working a weekend cops desk shift when a small brush fire started in the Cleveland National Forest. No matter how small a brush fire starts a news organization should be alert because all fires start small. Thankfully this fire was extinguished after a few hours, but at least we were prepared to cover the story if the fire got out of hand.