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Beautiful Interactive Map of Barcelona Digs Into Rich Architectural History

Beautiful Interactive Map of Barcelona Digs Into Rich Architectural History | visual data | Scoop.it

Barcelona is one of Europe's most vibrant cities. Tourists flock here for the superb restaurants, lively nightlife, and a chance to check out the stunningly creative architecture of Antoni Gaudí. But the city's historical and cultural roots run deep, and a new interactive map aims to make it easier for visitors and locals alike to explore the city's landmarks.


Created by the design firm 300,000 Km/s, the map includes 3,000 notable places, from Roman walls to modern street art. It also includes data on building ages for more than 70,000 properties. All this information was already available, at least in theory, from Barcelona’s city council and the national database of cadastral data.

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Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, May 2, 2014 3:11 AM

Stunning example of interactive city map showing how constructions from different ages are mixed together. 


Interactive map

Odyseey Students's curator insight, December 2, 2014 8:55 AM

Diverse architecture in this beautiful city!

(Will Cancilla)

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Infographic: 4,000 Years Of Human History Captured In One Retro Chart

Infographic: 4,000 Years Of Human History Captured In One Retro Chart | visual data | Scoop.it

If time is a river, the Histomap, first published by Rand McNally back in 1931, is a raging Mississippi. In that massive river of time, each of humanity’s great civilizations becomes a confluence that ebbs, wanes, and sometimes ebbs again, each a separate current in a river that inexorably rages down to the mouth of the present day.

Although certainly not modern, the Histomap is still a breathtaking example of good infographic design: A five-foot, roll-up chart that can fit an overview of human history on any wall. Starting in 2000 B.C. with seven different civilizations--the Aegeans, the Egyptians, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Iranians, the Indians, the Huns, and the Chinese--you travel forward or backward in time as your eyes move up or down 0.75 inches. Some civilizations bleed together, others are swallowed up; some surge, others crash...

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Franc Viktor Nekrep's curator insight, August 22, 2013 4:31 AM

add your insight...

 
Sieg Holle's curator insight, August 30, 2013 9:56 AM

We can learn from history 

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100 Diagrams That Changed the World

100 Diagrams That Changed the World | visual data | Scoop.it

A visual history of human sensemaking, from cave paintings to the world wide web.


Since the dawn of recorded history, we’ve been using visual depictions to map the earth, order the heavens, make sense of time, dissect the human body, organize the natural world, perform music, and even decorate abstract concepts like consciousness and love.

100 Diagrams That Changed the World by investigative journalist and documentarian Scott Christianson chronicles the history of our evolving understanding of the world through humanity’s most groundbreaking sketches, illustrations, and drawings, ranging from cave paintings to The Rosetta Stone to Moses Harris’s color wheel to Tim Berners-Lee’s flowchart for a “mesh” information management system, the original blueprint for the world wide web.

But most noteworthy of all is the way in which these diagrams bespeak an essential part of culture — the awareness that everything builds on what came before, that creativity is combinational, and that the most radical innovations harness the cross-pollination of disciplines.

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Patrizia Bertini's curator insight, December 30, 2012 5:59 AM

I see! - goes together with embodied cognition? It seems so... Infographics as a key?

bancoideas's curator insight, December 30, 2012 9:28 AM

Ideas acerca de las ideas que tenemos sobte nosotros/as mismos/as y el mundo que co-construimos

Denise Eler's curator insight, June 30, 2015 7:26 PM

Quando um gestor pede que uma apresentação de 80 slides seja condensada em 3 slides, ou uma página A3, não tenha dúvida: isto vai exigir de você mais que capacidade de síntese textual. Pensar visualmente, especialmente, criando diagramas é uma competência valiosa. Vejo isso durante meus cursos e vivência com profissionais das mais variadas indústrias. A boa notícia é que dá para aprender ;)

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Surprising statistics about social media use in America - infographic

Surprising statistics about social media use in America - infographic | visual data | Scoop.it
America is social As business owners and practitioners, it is important to know where to get the most bang for your marketing buck.
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Minimalist Visualizations Convey Differences In Eastern And Western Cultures

Minimalist Visualizations Convey Differences In Eastern And Western Cultures | visual data | Scoop.it

Germany-based artist and visual designer Yang Liu has created a series of truthful graphics that explains the differences in Eastern and Western culture. 

Yang Liu was born in China but has lived in Germany since she was 14, and thus she is able to explain the differences in cultures. 

Based on her own experience, she created minimalistic visualizations using simple symbols and shapes to convey just how different the two cultures are. 

In the visualizations below, the blue side represents western culture, while the red side represents eastern culture. 

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Infographic: An Amazing, Invisible Truth About Wikipedia

Infographic: An Amazing, Invisible Truth About Wikipedia | visual data | Scoop.it

Every Wikipedia entry has an optional feature we take for granted--geotagging. An entry on the Lincoln Memorial will be linked to its specific latitude and longitude in Washington D.C. On any individual post, this may or may not be a useful thing. But what about looking at these locations en masse?

That was a question asked by data viz specialist and programmer Olivier Beauchesne. To find out, he downloaded all of Wikipedia (it’s open-source, after all) then used an algorithm that would assemble 300 topical clusters from popular, related keywords. Then he placed the location of each article in these topical clusters on a map. What he found was astounding...

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Gift Giving Traditions Around the World: Interactive Infographic

Gift Giving Traditions Around the World: Interactive Infographic | visual data | Scoop.it

This interactive gift giving map is meant for world travelers, study abroad students, those living in or visiting a foreign country, and anyone with curiosity about cultures, traditions and etiquette standards around the world.

The map specifically covers gift giving traditions in China, India, Japan, Brazil, Turkey, Zimbabwe, Italy, Sweden, Bolivia, Tibet, Morocco, Russia, Samoa, Israel and the English Commonwealth.


With holidays ranging from Diwali to Christmas and traditions from gifting yogurt to pulling on earlobes, everyone will learn something new.

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All About Gifts!'s curator insight, April 4, 2:54 AM
All about the giving of gifts! Potentially helpful tidbits on international gift etiquette, on how people of different cultures give presents. A very interactive map to show that every country has a different schedule for gift giving holidays.
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On View> Talk to Me at MoMA

On View> Talk to Me at MoMA | visual data | Scoop.it

Talk to Me explores the subject of communication between people and their environment, highlighting the role of the designer in imagining and establishing these connections. Through a diverse selection of objects and conceptual work, the exhibition examines designs that engage users, including information systems, visualization design, communication devices, and interfaces, like the QR code mowed into a field in Bernhard Hopfengärtner’s project Hello World!, above.

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