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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

Heatmap of Tweets from the earthquake in L’Aquila

Heatmap of Tweets from the earthquake in L’Aquila

I've created a heatmap visualization of 1500 Tweets with the keyword "earthquake" around the time of the terrible earthquake that happened in L'Aquila, Italy. Read more

Real Estate Data on Steroids

Real Estate Data on Steroids

Powered by the big announcement from the Open blog, we're looking at visualizations using Real Estate data. The New York Times today released the Real Estate API providing percentiles and counts for real estate listings and sales in New York City. Read more

Open data mapped on StumbleSafely

Open data mapped on StumbleSafely

Stumble Safely is a web based application that help DC based bar goers to return back home safely. The website's main feature is a map mashing up geo located crime data with local bars, pubs and lounges. Read more

Web Trend Map 4

Web Trend Map 4

iA Architects is finishing up the 4th issue of the Web Trend Map. The thoughts behind the map are best described by the creators: The Web Trend Map is a yearly publication by iA Inc. It maps the 333 most influential Web domains and the 111 most influential Internet people onto the Tokya Metro map. Read more

Visualizing the internet with Akamai

The real-time monitoring example applications over at Akamai are interactive Flash interfaces visualizing different aspects of the internet. The range goes from web-monitoring to performance comparison and net usage indices. Read more

The world’s eyes

The world’s eyes

Los ojos del mundo (the world's eyes) illustrates the photos people visiting Spain leave behind them as evidences of contemporary tourism in the country. Read more

Mapping CO2 data in GoogleEarth

Simon Ilyushchenko from the Google Lat Long team posted an article on how he created a visualization by mapping CO2 emissions and a detailed explanation about the composite. Read more

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