Mapping the Trayvon Martin murder case

The Trayvon Martin murder case was decided a few days ago, with the jury finding George Zimmerman “not guilty” of second-degree murder or manslaughter. ¬†However, it remains a very hot topic as people debate the decision, Zimmerman’s actions, and the way that the “stand your ground” law is handled in Florida.

To help explain the series of events that occurred on the night of February 26, 2012, the folks at MyReadingMapped have developed a very comprehensive map that shows the location of each event that night.

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The map is very detailed, including locations and times of various activities, phone call details (some with audio), video clips and more.

You can view the map on their website, in Google Maps, or directly in Google Earth with this KML file.

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.



Comments

  1. OrkneyOctopus says:

    For whatever it’s worth, people that have any clue what they’re talking about don’t mention stand your ground laws at all, because they had no bearing in the case.

    • Christmas inJuly says:

      Yup! It’s not “stand your ground” if there’s a guy on top of you bashing your head into the cement because it’s not like you really have a choice to retreat. Kudos to the blogger(s) for at least providing the map. Too bad they’re not more well-versed on the case, though I suppose I can’t blame them.

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