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New Feature: True Location-Based News @ LGTNigeria.com


For those of you that aren't familiar with the General Listings Section; what it is, is basically a collection of News, User Experiences, Job Adverts, Upcoming Events, Real Estate and Product Sale Adverts all Geo-Tagged by specific Business Listings on LGTNigeria.com. What this means is that each General Listing posted on the General Listings section is linked to an existing Business Listing, each with their own set of unique GPS coordinates. If a General Listing isn't associated with any existing Business Listing, for example an estate or a road then it’s given its own GPS coordinates by means of a [g] tag.

What does this mean for the User?
With this information, you can render Real Location-Based News on a Google Map. Reading the news from this perspective is a lot more intuitive, interesting and engaging and feels very natural. It also has its added advantage of helping to educate the user on map reading, interpretation and understand their surroundings. Users can manually navigate the map to their current location or type in the name of the street in the textbox provided to be instantly transported there. While there, they can easily see all the news, events and experiences (by other users) in their immediate environment.

Any registered member of LGTNigeria.com can post their very own General Listing on the site. After it has been validated by our team, it will be immediately reflected on the General Listing map on the home page.

Posted 7:06pm, Tue 20th December, 2011 by Webmaster

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