Microsoft Citizenship have numerous programs running worldwide designed to help create social and economic opportunities for people and businesses (such as nonprofit organizations) through the use of Microsoft technologies. To help tell stories of success and impact from these programs, they've created the "Local Impact Map (LIM)".
"LIM is an interactive map of the world that lets you pick choose different regions to see stories. The online application brings stories to life, and shows how technology is making a difference in communities everywhere. It uses the latest Bing Maps where little dots are used representing regions where you can discover stories. For example with the United States, dots represent the states. For other countries, dots represent regions within those countries. They even got things down to a specific region like Silicon Valley where a lot of activities take place through our programs.
We now have catalogued 1,400 stories from more than 100 countries on the map," informs Jean-Philippe Courtois, President of Microsoft International.
The new LIM includes a new "Snapshot" feature. By clicking the little camera icon at the top right of the site, you can take a snapshot of your favorite stories. A URL is then created that you can share out to anyone you want who can then see your collection of snapshots of your favorite stories from the LIM.
Click here to see the collection of stories from the LIM.
[Source: Microsoft Unlimited Potential Blog]