Wired.co.uk How to make balloon maps Wired.co.uk To make precise digital maps, you just need a balloon and a smartphone, says Stewart Long of Boston's Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science, which promotes "making open-source tools to...
In honor of the city's 775th anniversary, a team of artists is painting a map on a central square.
Berlin is turning 775 this year. To celebrate, a team of eight artists are creating a giant city map in a central square. The 2,500-meter map will be at a scale of 1:775. When it opens on August 25, visitors can walk on top, pointing out their home and office to friends. A photo, below, by Thomas Peter of Reuters.....
Do you want some inspiration to create a visually stunning - yet fully optimized - data graphic? Well, let's go back about a 140 years... Handsome Atlas [handsomeatlas.com], developed by Jonathan Soma of Brooklyn Brainery, provides a stunning new online interface to a large collection of beautiful data visualizations from the 19th century. While all the visualizations shown can already be found in some long list at the US Census website, this website is specifically designed so to encourage you to explore, investigate and enjoy.
All the featured data visualizations were originally printed in 3 different books, namely the Statistical Atlas of the United States of the year 1870, 1880 and 1890......
GeoCommons delivers visual analytics through maps. We make it possible to view massive amounts of data, make decisions and solve problems with no prior training or experience using traditional mapping tools.
This map was created using the Kartograph SVG renderer. It shows the East Coast of the United States projected in the tilted perspective projection (aka Satellite projection). The rendering took 35 seconds and the resulting SVG has a total size of about 7 megabytes. Labels were added manually in Illustrator.
Symbol maps, such as those used by Oakland Crimespotting, are great for visualizing discrete events across time and space. But what happens if you want to show thousands of points? Here we use k-means clustering to coalesce dots and visualize the density of crime in Oakland.
The map background is a monochrome image layer from CloudMade. Register a developer account with CloudMade for your own API key. Crime data is sourced from CrimeWatch.....
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