Cartography for the masses: where online maps are taking us GigaOM Stamen Design, a studio in San Francisco, last week released Map Stack, a free online platform that allows users to tailor how their maps look.
Maps are layered upon the planes of everyday life, commanding us forward and backward. Good design will get us there.
PetaPixel A Visualization of the Work that Went Into Making Magic Lantern What it is Today PetaPixel In the past month and a half, Magic Lantern has seemingly made the impossible possible by bringing high definition RAW video to several Canon...
The detailed programe of the 25th International Conference (ICHC) on the History of Cartography is now available. ICHC is dedicated to advancing knowledge of the history of maps and map making. It promotes global cooperation among cartographic ...
In City Print's new pop culture category, you can get maps from some of your favorite games and movies rendered in bold colors. There are classics like Pac-Man and Zelda. For the more modern gamer there is a striking map ...
Microsoft has rolled out a new visualization feature for Excel called GeoFlow. It’s definitely pretty, and if you’re using Windows and trying to track activity over space and time, it might be useful, too.
Good morning, Twitter! Millions of tweets are sent everyday, and from these tweets, we can gather a lot of information about people’s lives: where they travel, when they wake up, and their opinions on pretty much everything.
PCWorld Social mapping does much more than just get you where you're going PCWorld Google acquiring Waze almost seems redundant. Google is already a recognized leader in mapping services, so why does it need to buy a mapping company?
Maps aren’t just maps any more. Maps are a search engine in and of themselves—a trove of information that helps people get from Point A to Point B as efficiently as possible, and that helps them make smart choices about where to go and what to do once they arrive.
BBC News Microphone system maps rooms with a snap of the fingers Gizmag Creating a 3D map of a room could someday be as simple as randomly placing four microphones within the space, then snapping your fingers.
The resemblance with modern-day infographics is primarily based on three features: (1) The portrayal of a specific story or topic in a long top-down graphical layout. (2) The use of specific illustrations or clip art (in the case of present-day versions) with complementary text to better elucidate the various components of the subject. (3) The inclusion of large numbers to convey specific quantities pertaining to the analyzed topic.
Here’s a comparison of the 1834 chart next to two modern infographic approaches:
Written for Interactions magazine by Liz Sanders. Edited by Hugh Dubberly.
Design research is in a state of flux. The design research landscape has been the focus of a tremendous amount of exploration and growth over the past five to 10 years. It is currently a jumble of approaches that, while competing as well as complementary, nonetheless share a common goal: to drive, inspire, and inform the design development process.
Making a map is a way to hold a domain still for long enough to be able to see the relationships between the various approaches, methods, and tools. Maps are good for visualizing relationships.
Maps can be useful for showing complexity and change. For example, the underlying landscape of the map may be relatively permanent, changing only as major forces affect it. But the tools and methods shift and change somewhat like trends. And the people who inhabit the landscape may come and go. As in the real world, some people like to stay put and others like to travel. So maps are good for layering complexity and for revealing change as it occurs.
In making the map, I found that I needed to name the dimensions of the design research space in a way that would help bring clarity and light to the landscape. Once this happened, everything else fell quickly into place.
Google is rolling out its Map Maker software to the UK meaning British users can now make amendments and add features to existing maps
Contributors build up a trust score based on how well their suggestions are reviewed by other users and, if reliable, gradually require fewer checks before their changes are implemented in the live version of the map.
I'm on an adventure - to explore the limits of design's ability to solve social problems, big and small. To do this I attempted to solve 50 problems in 50 days using design. I also spent time with 12 of Europe's top design firms.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - If Dr Karl Deisseroth were an architect, he might be replacing stone or brick walls with floor-to-ceiling glass to build transparent houses. But since he is a neuroscientist at Stanford (Cool, transparent brains!
Mapping Manhattan: A Love (And Sometimes Hate) Story in Maps by 75 New Yorkers is a new book of hand drawn maps of Manhattan by ordinary and extraordinary New Yorkers. The book is part of Map Your Memories, ...
GeoCensos uses ArcGIS Online to map the eruption of the Santiaguito volcano in Guatemala and track community responses by mapping social media from Flickr, Twitter, and YouTube. (Social/crowdsource mapping in action.