As floods take toll of lives in Berkshire, BBC integrates Google Maps into its news to alert readers of inundated areas etc, reports informs Google Latlong.
Jessica Lee, Google Product Manager writes:
"The BBC has created an interactive flood map with information about the floods happening in Berkshire, UK. The map includes flood alert information, emergency center locations, photos submitted by local residents, user-generated YouTube videos, and audio clips by BBC Radio correspondents. This is a great example of citizen journalism plus professional journalism, all mashed up on a map."
Sky news also features Google Maps in its report.