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Sneak preview of BBC hyperlocal web service

Andrew Williams, over at the Online Journalism blog, reports on a preview of the BBC’s hyperlocal web service, which will utilise geotagging and mapping, given at last week’s Broadcast News and the Active Citizen Conference at Leeds University

According to BBC Yorkshire’s Catherine Hearne, who unveiled the plans, 60 such sites are planned offering customisable local content as well as an increase in multimedia.

“There are of course other local news providers and we see ourselves as complementing the work that they do. Clearly the local newspapers will be offering a much more localised service that [sic] we will be doing even with this advance,” Hearne told conference delegates.