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River Transit Maps

River Transit Maps River Transit Maps

Daniel Huffman gives us an alternative view on how to look at rivers: Using the analogy of urban transit maps, he achieves a high level of abstraction an thus gives a clear overview over relationships and hierarchies. Read more

Mapping Istanbul by Project Projects

Mapping Istanbul by Project Projects Mapping Istanbul by Project Projects

I stumbled across this superb looking book called "Mapping Istanbul". It is the work of Project Projects in collaboration with Garanti Galerie and Superpool architects. The aim of the book is to visually capture the complex nature of the capital city of Turkey. Read more

Good Morning Wave from Twitter

Good Morning Wave from Twitter

After Just Landed, Jer Thorp created another Visualization of data from Twitter.com. While Just Landed displayed the data on a 2D map, Good Morning! goes the 3D route to represent Tweets containing the phrase "Good Morning". Read more

Cartagen – A Framework for dynamic Mapping

Cartagen – A Framework for dynamic Mapping

Cartagen (http://cartagen.org) is a vector-based, client-side framework for rendering maps in native HTML 5. Written in JavaScript, it uses the new Canvas element to load mapping data from various sources, including OpenStreetMap. Read more

An Excellent Primer on Geo-spatial Analysis

Stephen Few recommends "The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis, Volume 1" as an excellent introduction to some of the most common tasks in geo-spatial analysis like Mapping where things are, Mapping the most and leas,t Mapping density, Finding what’s inside, Finding what’s nearby, Mapping change. It seems worth a look if you've started or plan to start working in geo-spatial analysis. Read more

Easily add Geocode with MapSpread

Easily add Geocode with MapSpread

What do you do if you have a dataset, say an Excel file and you need to map that data. Maybe you plan to do a ModestMaps application but the data doesn't have any geolocations. Let's see how you could go about the problem and how you can use a new application called Mapspread for this purpose. Read more

Visual Information Exploration

Visual Information Exploration

The InnoVis Lab from the University of Calgary are running a study about the effectiveness of information visualization in search results. Participants of the study are asked to use a visual search prototype for a time period of their choosing and fill out short questionnaires before and after using the system. The purpose of this research is to better understand performance and usability issues of information visualization supporting search on the Web. Read more

Yahoo! Placemaker

Yahoo! Placemaker

Yahoo released a new API called Placemaker on the Where 2.0 conference. Placemaker aims to help making applications and services location aware. Read more

Google Launches Maps Data API

Google Launches Maps Data API

At the Where 2.0 conference Google announced the new Maps Data API.The official descriptions goes:
The Google Maps Data API allows client applications to view, store and update map data in the form of Google Data API feeds using a data model of features (placemarks, lines and shapes) and maps (collections of features). Read more

Just Landed – A Twitter Visualization in Processing

Just Landed – A Twitter Visualization in Processing

Just Landed extracts travel information from Tweets and maps the journeys on a map. The map itself remeains two dimensional but the "flights" are visualized in as three dimensional curves. A chronological order of the Tweets makes it possible to review a certain time period. Read more

Heatmap of “Swine Flu” Tweets

Heatmap of “Swine Flu” Tweets

Since the first cases the swine flu has had immediate attention by the press. I think the media has a sever responsibility because the impact of the coverage seems to be huge on the public life. For my party I wanted to examine the conversation abound the topic and where these conversations take place. Read more

Tracking swine flu (for yourself)

The NY Times Interactive team has put together an interactive visualization displaying the spread of the swine flu virus. The applet is a static map with interactive markers showing the amount of confirmed cases. The Guardian has created a similar application but their version shows the spread in relation to the past dates which helps to understand correlations and directions of the spreading. Read more

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