Do you want a map of your blog?


One of my goals with OpenHeatMap is building a better interface to access and explore the firehose of data we’re bombarded with. I’ve always wanted a way to navigate content by location and so I’m experimenting with mapping blogs and other media sites. Above is a visualization I built of a few hundred posts from the Sunsurfer Tumblr blog. You can see at a glance the locations that the site covers, and then by mousing over you’ll see a selection of photos from that place.

I’m looking at turning this into a self-serve interface where anyone can enter a URL and receive a visualization of that whole site, but I need testers. If you have a blog or site that features a lot of locations, whether it’s pictures from around the world, news stories or anything you’re keen to see visualized like this, drop an email to and I’ll get on the case!

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