Newsmap is a project by design engineer Marcos Weskamp. The application shows Google News’ constant information update by its news aggregator. It visually divides the news in sections and links them to the article’s site.
A treemap visualization algorithm helps display the enormous amount of information gathered by the aggregator. Treemaps are traditionally space-constrained visualizations of information. Newsmap’s objective takes that goal a step further and provides a tool to divide information into quickly recognizable bands which, when presented together, reveal underlying patterns in news reporting across cultures and within news segments in constant change around the globe.