In the UK, one newspaper group is reworking its news feeds so that they will have geographical tagging. An article in the Press Gazette By Martin Stabeon 10 May 2007 describes the new tagging process that the Archant newsgroup will use. The clever thing is that Archant will have its news sites set so that readers can build their own localized front page — getting only news tagged within a selected mile radius of their home. If your a state agency with news scattered throughout the state, you could do the same. If each of your news postings were geographically tagged, then you could have a page dedicated to the western half of the state and another just pulling news from the eastern half of the state.
May 18, 2007
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