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Advances in Conceptual Modeling

Volume 8697 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 1-6

Glocal News: An Attempt to Visualize the Discovery of Localized Top Local News, Globally

  • Dimitris SpathisAffiliated withDepartment of Informatics, Ionian University
  • , Theofilos MouratidisAffiliated withDepartment of Informatics, Ionian University
  • , Spyros SioutasAffiliated withDepartment of Informatics, Ionian University
  • , Athanasios TsakalidisAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Engineering and Informatics, University of Patras

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Abstract

Glocal News is a web app, a mashup of Google News and Google Maps, which attempts to visualize top local news, globally, in 70 languages. The news headlines, which are displayed on an infowindow, are provided by the public Google News RSS. The algorithm, built in JavaScript, uses geocoding in order to extract the toponym from a given location and the local storage technique in order to store the news temporary on the user’s browser.

Keywords

Data visualization Location News Localization Google News Google Maps Geocoding Local Storage HTML CSS Javascript