I like what two Liverpool newspapers are doing: geotagging certain news stories and plotting them on a map.
But I like what they’re not doing even better: tagging every single story.
“We don’t use them for everything; there would be no point in geotagging Liverpool town hall for every council story, for example. But for location-specific articles they work really well.
I don’t know how many times I’ve heard the “everything would be geotagged to City Hall” argument against location metadata. Well, there you have it: just don’t tag those stories.
If the location metadata adds to the story, use it. If it adds unnecessary complexity, don’t
The map is here, though it seemed to be struggling with load when I checked last.