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NYCityMap Blog

NYCityMap Blog | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

New York City government began using computer mapping in the late 1970s. In 1995, the Department of Environmental Protection agreed to fund the creation of a Citywide photogrammetric base map. In January 2000 a GIS unit was established within the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications to host and maintain the City basemap called NYCMap as well as provide other data and services to City agencies and the public.

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Day vs. night population maps

Day vs. night population maps | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

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Mapping America: Every City, Every Block

Mapping America: Every City, Every Block | informational landscapes | Scoop.it
Browse local data from the Census Bureau's American
Community Survey, which was conducted from 2005 to 2009.
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Bike Share Map

Bike Share Map | informational landscapes | Scoop.it
Visualisation for bike shares across the world.

 

Data is updated automatically every 2-20 minutes from the provider's website. Bike usage is simultaneous usage and includes cycle redistribution. Actual total usage across the day may be much higher. Distribution imbalance - the number of cycles that would need to be moved to a different stand, in order for all stands to be the same % full. Higher numbers indicate a more unbalanced distribution, e.g. many bikes in the centre, few on the edge. This website may be subject to interruption.

 

Data: Provider's website. Map data: OpenStreetMap contributors, including OS Open Data. Hosting: UCL. Powered by Mapnik and OpenLayers.

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The world's eyes

The world's eyes | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

The world's eyes illustrates the photos people visiting Spain leave behind them as evidences of contemporary tourism in the country.

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The world's eyes provides insights to these question from the digital photos publically shared on the web by people visiting Spain.

Through data mining and visualization techniques, it uncovers the evolutions of the presence and flows of tourists. As photos pill up to reflect the intensity of the tourist activity, they uncover where tourists are, where they come from and what they are interested in capturing and sharing from their visit. The analysis and mapping of this data allows understanding the attractiveness of leisure cities and their points of interest. In contrast it also reveals the unphotographed regions of Spain still free from the tourist buzz.

 

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The England 'riot commute' mapped: an animation

Transport mapping specialists ITO world have modelled the most likely routes from home to offence.

"We don't know exactly what route rioters took from home to the disorder - the 'riot commute'. But we do know where people were accused of committing offences and where they lived. Transport mapping specialists ITO world have modelled the most likely routes from home to offence. This is how that model shows the riots spread across England"

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layered narratives? (layered landscapes)

layered narratives? (layered landscapes) | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

Fukuoka, Japan-born artist Nobuhiro Nakanishi has created a mesmerizing series called Layered Drawings that we'd love to see in person. Nakanishi uses a laser print to mount his photos onto plexiglass acrylic. Though we could enjoy each slice on its own, taken together, they produce a magnificent effect.
"The theme of my work is: the physical that permeates into the art piece," he says. "In a foggy landscape, we no longer see what we are usually able to see – the distance to the traffic light, the silhouette of the trees, the slope of the ground. Silhouettes, distance and horizontal sense all become vague. When we perceive this vagueness, the water inside the retina and skin dissolve outwardly toward the infinite space of the body surface. The landscape continues to flow, withholding us from grasping anything solid. By capturing spatial change and the infinite flow of time, I strive to produce art that creates movement between the artwork itself and the viewer's experience of the artwork."

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Emotional Cities

Emotional Cities | informational landscapes | Scoop.it
An art project by Erik Krikortz that explores and analyses emotions of individuals, cities and countries all over the world.

How are you today?
Emotional Cities poses a very everyday question. But what would happen if we took more time to reflect over how we ourselves, and others around us, are feeling? Can a few minutes of daily reflection make us more aware? Emotional Cities is an art project that studies and visualizes the emotions of individuals and groups.

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VersuS: love vs turin, visualizing the realtime lives of cities

VersuS: love vs turin, visualizing the realtime lives of cities http://www.artisopensource.net/2011/10/16/versus-rome-october-15th-the-riots-on-social-networ...

Via Salvatore Iaconesi
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Gothamberg

Gothamberg | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

Gothamberg is a place to read, interact and exchange stories of lives in apartment buildings. Together, these tales of sounds and smells, lobbies and bathrooms, laundry room gossip and unexpected favors form a single collective building, Gothamberg. Their experiences form the elliptical threads of inhabitation, a mnemonic quality expressing something of the shared nature of dwelling.

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Social Collider

Social Collider | informational landscapes | Scoop.it
The Social Collider reveals cross-connections between conversations on Twitter. It acts as a metaphorical instrument which can be used to make visible how memes get created and how they propagate. Ideally, it might catch the Zeitgeist at work.
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Invisible Cities, a project by Christian Marc Schmidt & Liangjie Xia

Invisible Cities, a project by Christian Marc Schmidt & Liangjie Xia | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

By revealing the social networks present within the urban environment, Invisible Cities describes a new kind of city—a city of the mind. It displays geocoded activity from online services such as Twitter and Flickr, both in real-time and in aggregate. Real-time activity is represented as individual nodes that appear whenever a message or image is posted. Aggregate activity is reflected in the underlying terrain: over time, the landscape warps as data is accrued, creating hills and valleys representing areas with high and low densities of data.
Invisible Cities maps information from one realm—online social networks—to another: an immersive, three-dimensional space. In doing so, the piece creates a parallel experience to the physical urban environment. The interplay between the aggregate and the real-time recreates the kind of dynamics present within the physical world, where the city is both a vessel for and a product of human activity. It is ultimately a parallel city of intersections, discovery, and memory, and a medium for re-experiencing the physical environment.

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Immigration exploration

Immigration exploration | informational landscapes | Scoop.it
See how foreign-born groups settled in your area and across the United States from 1880 to 2000.
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il Lorenz's comment, December 21, 2011 9:52 AM
questo è fighissimo.
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RESULTS, CITY SENSE. | METALOCUS

RESULTS, CITY SENSE. | METALOCUS | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

RESULTS OF THE 4th ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE CONTEST. "CITY-SENSE: Shaping our environment with real-time data". Organized by The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and HP.

 

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In the Air

In the Air | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

In the Air is a visualization project which aims to make visible the microscopic and invisible agents of Madrid´s air (gases, particles, pollen, diseases, etc), to see how they perform, react and interact with the rest of the city.

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Examining MetroCard Usage

Examining MetroCard Usage | informational landscapes | Scoop.it
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority offers several pricing options for subway and bus riders. Here's a look at where people are swiping different kinds of MetroCards, and how recent fare hikes affected their use.
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Urban Planning in the iPhone Age

Urban Planning in the iPhone Age | informational landscapes | Scoop.it
A new generation of apps make life easier for urban planners and urban dwellers...

 

"No one needs a good app quite like an urban planner.

Sure, smart phones are useful for locating the nearest Starbucks or ruling on bar trivia. But the next wave of mobile applications do more than that—they collect massive amounts of data about how people live, where they travel and what they want to see in their neighborhoods. And they connect all of that with the officials in position to make decisions.

Apps, in other words, offer potential solutions for two of the trickiest parts of the urban planner's job: sharing data and engaging citizens...."

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Announcing the 2012 TED Prize Winner – The City 2.0

Announcing the 2012 TED Prize Winner – The City 2.0 | informational landscapes | Scoop.it
For the first time in the history of the prize, it is being awarded not to an individual, but to an idea. It is an idea upon which our planet’s future depends.

The 2012 TED Prize is awarded to….the City 2.0.

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The City 2.0 promotes innovation, education, culture, and economic opportunity.

The City 2.0 reduces the carbon footprint of its occupants, facilitates smaller families, and eases the environmental pressure on the world’s rural areas.

The City 2.0 is a place of beauty, wonder, excitement, inclusion, diversity, life.

The City 2.0 is the city that works.

 

The TED Prize grants its winner $100,000 and “one wish to change the world.” How will this prize be accepted on behalf of the City 2.0? Through visionary individuals around the world who are advocating on its behalf.

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Map Your Ideas to Re-Imagine the Heart of San Antonio

Map Your Ideas to Re-Imagine the Heart of San Antonio | informational landscapes | Scoop.it
What do you like to do downtown? How would you change the city? Map Your Ideas to Re-Imagine the Heart of San Antonio.

 

based on: http://www.urbandesignweek.org/

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UCL / sensing the city "Hand Drawn": a crowdourced Map of London

UCL / sensing the city "Hand Drawn": a crowdourced Map of London | informational landscapes | Scoop.it
Step aside Stephen Walter, over 270 UCL students (and staff) have created their own interactive hand drawn map of London. Organised by two students Alistair Leak and Ian Morton from the Centre for...

 

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http://www.cartopedia.co.uk/blog/uclmaplondon.html

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Stimmungsgasometer

Stimmungsgasometer | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

The project Stimmungsgasometer is about a smiley on a huge screen from which one can read the average mood of the Berlin citizens.

The system allows to read emotions out of random peoples faces. The faces are analyzed by sophisticated software (contributed by the Fraunhofer Institut). The obtained mood data are then stored on a server and processed by the smiley on the screen to visualize the emotions in real-time.

 

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http://curiositycounts.com/post/13726960640/in-berlin-an-interactive-smiley-installation

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Productivity future vision | back to "hands"

Productivity future vision | back to "hands" | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

"This matters, because visions matter. Visions give people a direction and inspire people to act, and a group of inspired people is the most powerful force in the world. If you're a young person setting off to realize a vision, or an old person setting off to fund one, I really want it to be something worthwhile. Something that genuinely improves how we interact."

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Pastiche - A Collective Composition of New York City,

Pastiche - A Collective Composition of New York City, | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

by Ivan Safrin & Christian Marc Schmidt

Pastiche is a dynamic data visualization that maps keywords from blog articles to the New York neighborhoods they are written in reference to, geographically positioned in a navigable, spatial view. Keywords are assigned based on relevance and recency, surrounding their corresponding neighborhoods. The result is a dynamically changing description of the city, formed around individual experiences and perspectives

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New York Talk Exchange

New York Talk Exchange | informational landscapes | Scoop.it

Aaron Koblin 

New York Talk Exchange illustrates the global exchange of information in real time by visualizing volumes of long distance telephone and IP (Internet Protocol) data flowing between New York and cities around the world.

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Visualization of live twitter traffic during the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards

Stamen has been working with MTV on a series of live visualizations of realtime Twitter data. This video, the first of our collaborations with MTV, shows Twitter activity related to the 2010 Video Music Awards.
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