August 6th, 2014
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App Turns NYC Subway Maps Into Interactive Data Visualizations

If you’re a New Yorker who likes to nerd out about maps, urbanism, and data visualization, a new app called Tunnel Vision will be like poetry to your eyes. But even if you’re not into any of those things, it might make dismal waits on subway platforms a little more fun.

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Reblogged from Fast Company
October 5th, 2012
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While Apple and Google bicker, Knight invests in open maps

Nieman Journalism highlights OpenStreetMap, one of the six Knight News Challenge: Data winners that were announced at ONA12. With so much energy being put into mapping by technology giants lately, we’re interested to see how this open source mapping project fares now that it’s received $575,000 from the Knight Foundation.

Like Wikipedia, OpenStreetMap is a map that anyone can edit. The data comes from volunteers who use GPS devices or just local knowledge to map their environments. If you want to fix a mistake, just hit the ubiquitous “Edit” button.”

Nieman Lab has ongoing coverage of the Knight News Challenge winners that we highly recommend you check out. 

July 18th, 2012
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Map of the underwater Internet

We love maps which show the infrastructure behind the internet. This map by Nicolas Rapp for Fortune Magazine shows the underwater cables which connect the internet globally. Check out more of the maps from this project.

June 28th, 2012
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America Revealed

  1. Visualization of internet distribution;
  2. The pinpointed distribution of the unemployed;
  3. Domino’s Pizza’s raw ingredients’ delivery routes in the Northeast;
  4. U.S. electricity network routes;
  5. Traced paths of deceased bodies being transported to their hometowns;
  6. U.S. imports and exports of beef;
  7. All the people in America’s towns and cities.

Full episodes of the series can currently be viewed online for U.S. residents only.

That internet distribution map! 

Reblogged from Utne Reader
April 9th, 2012
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Newspapermap

Worth clicking through to see this interactive map

ultrasocialuk:

Totally brilliant. Translate any paper, anywhere in the world. 

Reblogged from Life and Code
March 30th, 2012
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Creating data stories? Lucas Timmons, data journalist at the Edmonton Journal, explains how to add more with Google Fusion Tables. Did you know you can add hundreds of different kinds of map icons? A step-by-step tutorial:  Expanding the map markers in Google Fusion Tables - Online News Association

Creating data stories? Lucas Timmons, data journalist at the Edmonton Journal, explains how to add more with Google Fusion Tables. Did you know you can add hundreds of different kinds of map icons? A step-by-step tutorial:  Expanding the map markers in Google Fusion Tables - Online News Association

March 1st, 2012
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Really old maps online

It can be hard to find old maps on the internet, but Old Maps Online, a new project from The Great Britain Historical GIS Project and Klokan Technologies GmbH, Switzerland, is working to change that. 

"You can browse and search old maps via the map interface by panning and zooming, along with a search bar and a slider for time. Search results then update in the right sidebar, which provides thumbnails and links to the full-size maps."

via Flowing Data

January 11th, 2012
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A dozen years of homicides mapped - Online News Association
Lucas Timmons, 2011 MJ Bear Fellow, uses data to visualize a year in which homicides reached an all time high. Take a look at the tools his team used to make the interactive package.

A dozen years of homicides mapped - Online News Association

Lucas Timmons, 2011 MJ Bear Fellow, uses data to visualize a year in which homicides reached an all time high. Take a look at the tools his team used to make the interactive package.

December 2nd, 2011
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Address is Approximate by Tom Jenkins.

Story: A lonely desk toy longs for escape from the dark confines of the office, so he takes a cross country road trip to the Pacific Coast in the only way he can – using a toy car and Google Maps Street View.”

Via Flowing Data

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