The tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack is happening tomorrow. The NY Times has an interesting map where users can contribute a geocoded recollection of where they were when they first heard about the 9/11 tragedy. Users can drag and place a push pin to the location where their memory occurred. a popup asks for information about the person’s name, current emotional state about the event (angry, fearful, unmoved, secure, or hopeful) and a text box for entering the memory.
The geocoded entries are symbolized by color to represent the entered emotional state. Red, (denoting angry) seems to dominate and it would be interesting to see how the proportion of negative versus positive emotion changes based on geography.
There are quick views in the lower left hand corner of the 9/11 mapping application to pan to the entire United States. Ground Zero, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, and Chicago.
Visit: An Interactive Map of 9/11 Memory – NY Times