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

  • Dimitris Spathis
  • Theofilos Mouratidis
  • Spyros Sioutas
  • Athanasios Tsakalidis
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8697)


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.


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


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dimitris Spathis
    • 1
  • Theofilos Mouratidis
    • 1
  • Spyros Sioutas
    • 1
  • Athanasios Tsakalidis
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of InformaticsIonian UniversityCorfuGreece
  2. 2.Department of Computer Engineering and InformaticsUniversity of PatrasPatrasGreece

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