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a collection of tools and project on urban sensing and depicting data-scapes
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Map: How fast is LAFD where you live?

Map: How fast is LAFD where you live? | informational landscapes | Scoop.it
An interactive map showing LAFD's 911 response times.

Rescuers are expected to arrive to nearly all 911 calls within six minutes, a national standard LAFD leaders concede they routinely fail.
The Times analyzed more than a million runs by the Fire Department over the last five years and found that what Angelenos can expect often depends on where they live. You can read about the causes and patterns in the Times story.

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The Urban Geographies of Hurricane Sandy in New York City

The Urban Geographies of Hurricane Sandy in New York City | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

The map includes a broader temporal range of tweets dating back to last week on October 24th, up to approximately 1:22pm on Tuesday, October 30th, as the storm was starting to subside and damage be more closely assessed. Tweets included in this dataset contain direct reference to "Sandy" and include more-or-less precise latitude/longitude coordinates (as opposed to being geocoded to less specific scales such as the city or neighborhood level), allowing a greater level of precision, despite sacrificing a significant number of tweets in order to do so, though still leaving us with nearly 16,000 individual observations to work with. In order to show density as opposed to individual points, tweets were then aggregated to the level of census blocks.

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The one million tweet map

The one million tweet map | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

A geographical clustering engine for online maps to display and analyse big geolocalized data.

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CNN Home and Away

CNN Home and Away | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

An interactive map made for CNN to visualize the casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan. The left map shows the hometowns of the soldiers, and the right map shows the locations of the casualties.

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5 million London bike journeys mapped and animated

5 million London bike journeys mapped and animated | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

Data-mapping expert and Professor of Visual Analytics at City University, Jo Wood, has created a mesmerising video of the first 5 million trips made using Boris Bikes.

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Constellations of Love and Hate

Constellations of Love and Hate | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

This image was made up of tweets that either contain the word "love" or "hate" sampled randomly over a few weeks. They also happen to be geo-tagged, so this army of cartographic agents assemble themselves into a relative distribution of love and hate in New York City.

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If you thought Apple's maps were weird, look at these

If you thought Apple's maps were weird, look at these | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

With misspelled towns, missing landmarks and other geographical curiosities, Apple's new Maps app has generated bemusement and frustration in equal measure. But maybe Apple should embrace the eccentricity of their new product instead of correcting the glitches. Below, Frank Jacobs, founder of Strange Maps, introduces 10 curious maps to marvel at

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Sensory Maps by Kate McLean

Sensory Maps by Kate McLean | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

Newport's scents are largely ocean-based; the ocean itself, the lobster bait, suntan oil from the bathing tourists, beach roses that brighten the low lying sand dunes. In contrast country smells of hay and juniper speak to the rural aspect of this diverse city. To be seen and sniffed at the Discover Newport Visitor Center from August 20, 2012.

 
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Virtual Landscape

Virtual Landscape | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

The maps are visualising location based tweet activity in urban areas.The range of maps produced show that unique conditions exist for different cities from around the world and this is reflected in the Twitter landscape maps.

Three types have been identified showing similar characteristics. A type with one central core are, a type with several different islands of high activity and a type showing an area or shape of high activity.

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Twiplomacy |

Twiplomacy | | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

Twiplomacy is the first-ever global study of world leaders on Twitter. 

This study shows that while the social network invites direct interaction between users, few world leaders take advantage of this opportunity to develop connections. Almost half of world leader accounts analysed don’t follow any of their peers

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Data Visualization Gallery

Data Visualization Gallery | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

The Census Bureau is working to increase our use of visualization in making data available to the public, and this gallery is an early part of that effort. The first posted visualizations will pertain largely to historical population data, building on prior work done to portray historical changes in the growth and redistribution of the U.S. population. For later visualizations, the topics will expand beyond decennial census data to include the full breadth of Census Bureau data sets and subject areas, from household and family dynamics, to migration and geographic mobility, to economic indicators.

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rentonomy.com

rentonomy.com | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

Rentonomy is your guide to renting in London. It's a one-stop-shop for tenants, landlords or those that just want to know more about this amazing city

(using cartogram map)

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What do New Yorkers complain about?

What do New Yorkers complain about? | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

The relative number of complaints about noise, graffiti, and litter in different parts of NYC. It seems that Manhattan complains more about noise, the Bronx more about graffiti, and Staten Island more about litter.

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Cellphone Coverage Project

Cellphone Coverage Project | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

Interactive sketches and visualizations studying cellular network strength across four major carriers.

(interesting experimental visual models)

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LandEx | A Search Engine for Similar Landscapes

LandEx | A Search Engine for Similar Landscapes | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

LandEx is a sort of search engine for maps that can scan through and identify places in the U.S. that have a similar land coverage or ecological patterns. Developed by University of Cincinnati Professor Tomasz Stepinski, the program classifies satellite imagery of the earth's surface into 16 different land cover types – from scrub to pasture to deciduous forest to high intensity development. The map enables users to select a small area, about two miles wide, and then searches the rest of the country for places with similar conditions.

 

original article here:

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/technology/2012/09/search-engine-landscapes/3390/

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Mental States

Mental States | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

A bucket map of tweets by proportion of bored tweeters, or excited. As you can see there are pretty distinct geographic trends around this relative state of mind.

Each zone represents an area of roughly 10,000 geo-located tweets over the course of one day (May 11 or thereabouts, I think). This method was the idea of Eric Fischer, who mapped global subdivisions of equal tweet frequency. We set the number of tweets per zone to 10,000. Aside: in time, I'd like to play with the idea of an algorithm that stepped through increasingly higher tweet numbers to see if the stepwise process of large to small buckets might make more spatially compact zones (zones of super-dense content tend to be understandably narrow along one dimension but really long in the other). Daniel Briggs here at IDV used Eric's script to generate the boxes using one day of data from Twitter's sweet sweet API.

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Melish's Geographical Conversation Cards (1824) - the BIG Map Blog

Melish's Geographical Conversation Cards (1824) - the BIG Map Blog | informational landscapes | Scoop.it
Geographical "conversation cards" prepared by Melish in 1824.
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New York smelliest blocks

New York smelliest blocks | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

Before reading Molly Young's article entitled "The Smelliest Block in New York – Deep in the Lower East Side, a terrible odor lurks. Where is it coming from?" in New York Magazine's 2011 Summer Guide I visited and sniffed for myself.

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American Migration [Interactive Map] - Forbes

American Migration [Interactive Map] - Forbes | informational landscapes | Scoop.it
Every year, close to 40 million Americans move from one home to another. This interactive map visualizes those moves for every county in the country.
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Here, Data Visualization Lovers are!

Here, Data Visualization Lovers are! | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

Amazing research project to share some references about Data Visualization. Everyone can enjoy stories of data visualization from 100 recent tweets and 100 reference links that are displayed in the world map.

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