TheSpec uses thinglink to create rich interactives

![](http://blog.joeycoleman.ca/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/Dc9cTR39BUZtW9X2bfSP-290x246.jpg "Dc9cTR39BUZtW9X2bfSP")TheSpec.com War of 1812 map canvas
[Thinglink](http://www.thinglink.com/) is the “[it](http://www.mediabistro.com/10000words/create-social-and-interactive-images-with-thinglink_b13131) [thing](http://blogs.journalism.co.uk/2012/04/26/tool-of-the-week-for-journalists-thinglink-for-interactive-images/)” in journalism circles this month and TheSpec is putting it to good use today with a [great interactive map](http://www.thespec.com/news/canada/article/727126--interactive-war-of-1812-points-of-interest) of The War of 1812 in southwest Ontario. 

Full credit to their web team for a very creative use of the service and a nice interactive (that I’m linking to again because I think you should check it out) feature.

Anyone can use thinglink, the service is free, and there is plenty of potential for local blogs to use the service.

A map of James Artcrawl with a point for each event? How about Supercrawl?

An explanation of an “art masterpiece” hanging in a gallery? (Looking at you AGH)

The possibilities are endless, and thanks to TheSpec for introducing the platform to a wider audience in Hamilton.