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This Interactive Map Reveals Fascinating Facts About The Winter Olympics

This Interactive Map Reveals Fascinating Facts About The Winter Olympics | visual data | Scoop.it

Bristol-based creative agency Fiasco Design has put together aninteractive map of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
Users can click to drag the map and mouse over the various venues to uncover fascinating facts about the sporting event. For example, Russian President Vladimir Putin has a palace named after him located on the Black Sea coast north of Sochi, and the Bolshoy Ice Dome is modeled after a frozen droplet. 


Check out the interactive map here

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Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, February 9, 4:31 AM

Great visualization!

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15 Informative Olympic Infographics

15 Informative Olympic Infographics | visual data | Scoop.it
“The 2012 Summer Olympic Games, officially the Games of the XXX Olympiad, also known informally as London 2012, began in London, United Kingdom on 27 July and will continue until 12 August 2012.”The multisport event that occurs every four years hosts 300 sports events with over 10,000 competitors from 205 nations.

In this post Inspizine looks at 15 Informative Olympic Infographics that all provide different and sometimes surprising statistics and information...

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Celebrate the 2012 London Olympic Games with These 14 Infographics

Celebrate the 2012 London Olympic Games with These 14 Infographics | visual data | Scoop.it
The 2012 Olympics are ramping up in England, and so are the visualizations of all the data related to the games.

The Ancient Olympic Games started in 776 BC in ancient Greece. After being abandoned in 394 AD, they were reincarnated in the modern form we know in 1894. The tradition continues today, and hopefully will continue for as long as humanity exists. They are a wonderful celebration of human physical capability and achievement, with new records set without fail.

In anticipation of this year’s games, here’s a list of 14 infographics about the Olympics and their impact on this year’s host city, London...

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Infographic alert: London 2012 in numbers...

Infographic alert: London 2012 in numbers... | visual data | Scoop.it

Unless you witness the world’s fastest man shattering a world record defying science, a young gymnast inventing a new move or a previous gold medalist refusing to let an injury dictate whether he finishes the race, you may well forget the highlights of the any Olympic Games.

Over the years, it’s been proven that numbers speak louder than gold medals so we’ve put together a few facts from London’s most extravagant event to date.

Ever wondered how many newts were relocated from the Olympic Park or how many meals will be served during the Games? Check out our infographic and learn a fact or two that you can impress people with over the next couple of weeks...

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A new data art project tracks emotional response at the Olympics...

A new data art project tracks emotional response at the Olympics... | visual data | Scoop.it
A data art project called Emoto aims to track people's emotional response to the Olympics using online sentiment analysis tools and then represent that data in interactive visualisations (Cool real-time visualization of Olympic social media data

 

Emoto will analyse tweets and updates to determine the emotional reactions of people around the world. The project was developed by Drew Hemment, an artist and curator of FutureEverything, visualiser Moritz Stefaner and design collective Studio Nand. The collected data will be transformed into a series of creatively-designed infographics shared in realtime through the website emoto2012.org, along with the responses and commentary by those compiling the information.

Drew Hemment said: We chose to do this because the thing that connects most people at a big event is emotional intensity and energy...

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