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a collection of tools and project on urban sensing and depicting data-scapes
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tornado tracks

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Tornado Tracks visualizes more than sixty years of data about tornadoes in the US, in a form that’s easy to navigate and explore.

Each of the white trails on the tornado map represents an individual tornado path. A path’s brightness denotes wind intensity, with brighter strokes representing more violent storms. This application uses data from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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Travel time to major cities: a global map of accessibility

Travel time to major cities: a global map of accessibility | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

The world is shrinking. Cheap flights, large scale commercial shipping and expanding road networks all mean that we are better connected to everywhere else than ever before. But global travel and international trade and just two of the forces that have reshaped our world. A new map of Travel Time to Major Cities - developed by the European Commission and the World Bank - captures this connectivity and the concentration of economic activity and also highlights that there is little wilderness left. The map shows how accessible some parts of the world have become whilst other regions have remained isolated.

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Deadly Earthquakes

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Interactive visualization showing earthquakes with 1,000 or more deaths since 1900.

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Trulia Local

Trulia Local | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

Trulia has developed a series of Commuter Maps that are totally unique in the space. Rather than telling you the time of one linear commute from point A to point B, they’re area heat maps, conveying the time it will take to get anywhere from your designated homebase, in real time.

(fastcodesign article: http://www.fastcodesign.com/1670124/trulias-new-maps-show-your-commute-time-from-your-new-house ;)

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Long Island Index: Interactive Map

Long Island Index: Interactive Map | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

The Long Island Index interactive map combines a rich amount of information coupled with easy-to-use tools so you can visualize relationships across several types of data at local and regional scales. It supplements and enhances the work of the Long Island Index to develop and monitor regional community indicators.

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A Twitter Anatomy of a Protest

A Twitter Anatomy of a Protest | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

Here's a visualization of mid and lower Manhattan on MayDay, 2012, plotting the when and where of tweets containing the keywords, MayDay and Occupy (representing a healthy mix of supporters, detractors, and everybody in-between). The visual coordination of three dimensions of data: location, time, and topic, provides an up-to-the-second profile of a social event as it forms, moves, and dissipates.

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Public Opinion Tool - PIIM

Public Opinion Tool - PIIM | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

The Public Opinion Tool provides a unique, advanced visualization, and interactive experience to explore U.S. election results and simulate outcomes based on public opinion, sentiment, and party-independent factors.

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Hate vs Love: a geo-located realtime listening on Twitter

Hate vs Love: a geo-located realtime listening on Twitter | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

Follow two competing live Twitter feeds, one including tweets with the keyword 'love', and one with tweets that include the keyword 'hate'. Find out which parts of the country are loving hardest and which ones are having the most hate.

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Resource Intensity of Cities

Resource Intensity of Cities | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

urbmet.org is a web-map that illustrates data on material and energy use in cities. The goal is to provide an intuitive way of understanding this complex problem using an interactive interface. We have analyzed 42 cities and estimated material and energy intensities.

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Flickr Tourism Indicator 2011

Flickr Tourism Indicator 2011 | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

The Flickr Tourism Indicator 2011 is built on data extracted through the Flickr API, which allowed us to obtained more than 192,800 photos geotagged in Barcelona and 142,600 geotagged in Madrid, between January 1st 2011 and December 31st 2011.

(the Flickr tourism indicator uses OpenPath)

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Isarithmic Maps of Public Opinion Data

Isarithmic Maps of Public Opinion Data | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

As a follow-up to isarithmic maps of county electoral data, David Sparks attempted to experiment with extending the technique in two ways. First, where the electoral maps are based on data aggregated. Further, since survey respondents are not distributed uniformly across the geographic area of the United States (tending to be concentrated in more populous states and around cities), he has attempted to convey a sense of uncertainty or data sparsity through transparency .

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BikeGrid: Cycle hire docking station viewer

BikeGrid: Cycle hire docking station viewer | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

A new application written by the giCentre uses live data from the Barclays Cycle Hire scheme to reveal patterns in docking station use across London. It uses spatial treemaps to show the last 24 hours use of all London docking stations in a grid. To use the BikeGrid application, go to gicentre.org/bikegrid.

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Live map of London Underground trains

Live map of London Underground trains | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

The map shows all trains (yellow pins) on the London Underground network in approximately real time

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America as it has never been seen before

America as it has never been seen before | informational landscapes | Scoop.it
Everything from the routes taken by Manhattan pizza delivery drivers on a Friday night to Domino's Pizza truck movement across the U.S. are replicated in breathtaking pictures.
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Trains of Data

Trains of Data | informational landscapes | Scoop.it
The Senseable City Lab has partnered with the SNCF division for research and innovation to investigate new ways of gaining insight into how people access different parts of France using the country's high speed railway system.
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Urban Mobs

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Urban Mobs provide a tool to study crowd communication activities and paint a “ popular emotion cartography ”.
Urban Mobs is a technology, developed by Orange and faberNovel, analyzing and visualizing citywide mobile phone activity.

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DC Crime by the Hexagon

DC Crime by the Hexagon | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

n 2010 there were over 30,000 serious crimes in Washington DC. 30% of all crimes were thefts, the most common crime.
Ward 2, Downtown, had 17% of all crimes, the most of any ward.
Ward 3, West of Rock Creek Park, had 6% of all crime, the least.
Designed in TileMill. Street- A Map by Daniel Wood

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Northern Italy Shakes | Tableau Public

Northern Italy Shakes | Tableau Public | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

interactive visualization (here http://public.tableausoftware.com/views/Terremoto/Terremoto) of earthquake spreading

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Oakland Crimespotting

Oakland Crimespotting | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

Oakland Crimespotting is an interactive map of crimes in Oakland, CA, and a better way of understanding crime in cities.

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Maps of Babel

Maps of Babel | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

MAPS of BABEL is an experiment on geo-localized User Generated Content gathered within the city of Milan. MAPS of BABEL tries to identify meaningful multi-cultural pattern on the city of Milan.

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