i put in a request a while back for access to Maptia, an easy way to put together map-based pictorials. my invitation finally came and i put it to the test by creating a story about my visit to Chernobyl last year.
it seems to load a bit wonky, though, depending on the browser (especially Chrome, which seems to be problematic for me when it comes to the map portion of the page).
while i like what it does (and it sure is pretty), i am not sure how i will use it. Storify [profile] is easier to use given my style (lots of twitter plus easy pulling in from various sources), and i have my blog for longer and more detailed posts. neither of those come close to the visual beauty of Maptia, though. well, the product is still in its infancy so i’ll definitely be keeping an eye on it.