Some of the more recent pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia have been mapped by the Wall Street Journal. The interactive map provides a location and mouse-over tool tip about the details of the pirate's latest escapade.
This blog will cover the use of maps, mapping technology and location-based information in the media as well as its use by others who are using maps to convey a message on the web, TV, blogs, or other visual medium. Maps are now a mass media element. I'll look at the technology they use and if they are using maps effectively, lying with maps, or just haven't a clue what they are doing. I am also the Managing Director of Geospatial Solutions for Pitney Bowes.