Maritime traffic in the Baltic Sea, animated

Posted to Maps  |  Tags: , ,  |  Nathan Yau

Digital artist Lauri Vanhala animated a day of maritime traffic in the Baltic Sea.

Here’s a marine traffic and accident visualization that I created for the Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission. The video was shown last week in a conference where the ministers of environment in the region of Baltic Sea and a bunch of other professionals were discussing how to protect the vulnerable and polluted sea in the future.

The background music feels cinematic but not surprising given the audience. I particularly like the highlighting and annotation sync around the one-minute mark.

See also: Britain from Above and Netherlands from Above. Oldies but goodies.

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