The foothills of the Andes mountains near the southern coast of Peru were captured by the Kompsat-2 satellite on 4 May 2011. The Andes stretch about 7000 km from Venezuela down South America’s west coast to the top of Argentina.
Charlotte Hoarau's insight:
Quand une ortho peut remplacer un ombrage cartographique...
We live in a world of big data. Massive amounts of data are being compiled on everything we do. Purchases made, trips taken, Internet searches...whatever. [ ... ] Cinematic data visualization is only one way of making those data points tell a story, but if you watch this video, I think you’ll agree with me that the story that our data can tell is beautiful and compelling.
Welcome to the Chico Historical Geographic Information System (GIS). This analytical tool is designed to provide users an interactive historical research experience using modern mapping technologies. Primary source materials recovered from research repositories across California are presented using a unique interactive platform. The goal of this study is to transform historical documentation into an easily accessible format that can be interpreted across both space and time.
" One recent bit of research I have been working on has been looking at the application of community detection algorithms to traffic flow in London. [...] The map below visualises the modules (distinguished by colour) identified through the application of community detection methods to a topological representation of the road network. Node connectivity is established using a dataset of 1.5 million private hire cab routes through London. "
What if the map [...] was responsive, changing the shadows based on the time of day? We‘re experimenting with this new level of customizable maps. From planning a hike at a particular time to having the map auto adjust as you walk — we're playing with ways to dynamically adjust maps based on your environment.
NASA satellites have been mapping Earth for over 40 years. These global observations of the atmosphere, biosphere, land surface, solid Earth, and ocean enable an improved understanding of the Earth as an integrated system. The images above feature data from over a dozen Earth observation missions.
As mind-blowing as science is these days, it's probably safe to say that we're not going to invent a time machine within the next century. Through the magic of code, though, there is an entertaining alternative in the world of interactive maps.