We’ve automated the creation of interactive maps for news articles through our proprietary geocoding algorithm. Our software uses natural language processing to identify the coordinates of any place names, streets, intersections, or addresses mentioned in the text of an article. The information is then used to create maps for individual stories, which can be expanded to regional maps with points linking to other articles about the area.We’ve designed Points Mentioned as the easiest way to create maps for news content. Once the widget is installed, a map will be automatically embedded on articles when they are published, as well as those in the archives.

via portal.pointsmentioned.com.