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Phylogenetic network of the FIFA World Cup

Phylogenetic network of the FIFA World Cup | GIS, Spatial modelling & Plants |

The FIFA competition has been played every 4 years since 1930, except 1942 and 1946. Morrison et al. have analised how the number of teams competing has changed dramatically over the years (13-204), as has the number of teams accepted into the finals (13-32). They prepared some extraordinary graphics showing interesting results.


There have been several attempts to provide visualizations of the relative success of the different national teams at the FIFA World Cup competitions (Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup™). This is quite a complex task, because there have been 19 competitions so far, and at least 74 teams have competed in the finals at least once. The relationships between these teams represent a network within each competition, based on their relative success at the games they play, and this network changes through time across the various competitions. Here, I review some of the previous network analyses, and then I present a combined analysis of all of the competitions based on a phylogenetic network


Given the 80 years over which the competitions have been held, there have been some changes in the political entities that the teams represent. Confusion over this issue affects some of the graphs shown below. For example, FIFA officially attributes the various results as follows:
(i) all West Germany results go to Germany (leaving 1 finals result for East Germany);
(ii) all Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro results are attributed to Serbia (since the break-up, both Croatia and Slovenia have reached the finals independently)... 


By D Morrison, L van Iersel, S Kelk, M Charleton

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Timeline - the History of Thematic Cartography, Statistical Graphics, and Data Visualization

Timeline - the History of Thematic Cartography, Statistical Graphics, and Data Visualization | GIS, Spatial modelling & Plants |

Timeline - a graphic overview of the events in the history of data visualization that the authors call "milestones".

Milestones in the History of Thematic Cartography, Statistical Graphics, and Data Visualization are shown in the the form of an interactive timeline. The timeline is divided into two vertical sections. You can drag each section left or right to see milestones of different time periods. You can also click one of the links at the bottom of the timeline to jump to a particular epoch.

Each of the milestone's in the timeline can be clicked to reveal its summary that includes both a link to its full details and a category to which it belongs. The category can also be clicked to initiate a search of other milestone's based on that category[from zlwise].

But the web page is much more than this: comprehensive work of dedicated people over decades. Last project has been granted by National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

Friendly, M. & Denis, D. J. (2001). Milestones in the history of thematic cartography, statistical graphics, and data visualization. Web document, Accessed: February 8, 2012

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On the Map: new blog series with GIS colleagues in Maryland

On the Map: new blog series with GIS colleagues in Maryland | GIS, Spatial modelling & Plants |

7 questions with Michael S. Scott, PhD.

I’m excited to bring you the first in my blog series with GIS colleagues in Maryland. As I have been working in the GIS field for 10 years in Maryland, I have met some interesting, talented, inte... (RT @TUOutreach: Do you love #GIS?)


"I believe we’re going to look back in a hundred years and recognize that we lived in a time where several of the most important technologies ever devised were invented – specifically the Internet, Global Positioning Systems, and wireless networking..."

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