MAPON (Round 4)

Hungary Project type: prototype INDEX.HU Informatics Limited By Shares


MAPON is a map-based tool to create powerful animated stories based on geographically relevant news and in-depth stories in a fast and simple way – inspired by the lack of applications that reflect the mindset of digital newsrooms.

The solution

There are numerous existing map-based applications for creating online geovisualisations, but they either lack the functionality and usability newsrooms need, require significant extra development, or their added value is negligible. MAPON aims to develop an online editorial tool that reflects the unique needs of digital newsrooms – to display news in a simple yet compelling way – while providing readers with a visual experience. The mid-term goal is to develop a tool that can be used by the Hungarian blogosphere and empower citizen journalism.