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Maritime traffic in the Baltic Sea, animated

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…

Map of median home listing prices

In their continued efforts to help potential home buyers find out all they can about the neighborhoods they want to live in, Trulia added median…

Real-time media consumption

Last year, URL shortening service bitly and Forbes made a map that showed popular news sources by state. However, the map was based on a…

Most visited site by country

Mark Graham and Stefano De Sabbata for Information Geographies mapped the most visited site based on Alexa data. Countries are sized by Internet population. There…

Greco-Roman mapmaking

Measuring and Mapping Space: Geographic Knowledge in Greco-Roman Antiquity opens at Institute for the Study of the Ancient World of NYU, this Friday. The exhibit…

Cities pulse via Foursquare check-ins

Foursquare check-ins can be self-encapsulated and personal to the individual, where each dot represents a specific place in time. Each point represents a stop…

Great Britain recreated in Minecraft

The Ordnance Survey, the national mapping agency for Great Britain, mapped 220,000 square kilometers of the mainland with 22 billion blocks in Minecraft. Each blocks…

Searching for other Earths

In a step-by-step narrative, produced by Adam Becker, MacGregor Campbell and Peter Aldhous for New Scientist, is an exploration of possible Earths light years away.…

OpenStreetMap, the work of individuals visualized

In the continued series of meta-data-driven maps, OpenStreetMap shows the work of individuals across the online community. OpenStreetMap is created every day by thousands of…

Sasquatch sightings

Josh Stevens, a PhD candidate at Penn State, mapped 92 years of sasquatch sightings, based on data from the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization. Before you…

Game map from Grand Theft Auto 5

With just five days left until Grand Theft Auto 5 is out, a map of the game's landscape was leaked, whatever that means these days.…

Where NFL quarterbacks throw

Kirk Goldsberry, known for his basketball analysis and shot charts, has applied his talents to football passes relative to the line of scrimmage. (Football, a.k.a…

Age of city buildings

When we think about the age of cities, it's common to think of when it was founded or established. However, the growth of a city…

Playgrounds for everyone

NPR digs into accessible playgrounds, because everyone should get to play. Remember running around the playground when you were a kid? Maybe hanging from the…

Where non-English language is spoken in the US

Dan Keating and Darla Cameron for the Washington Post mapped commonly used languages in the US household. More than a quarter of counties in the…

Map shows illegal activity in San Francisco Chinatown, from 1885

From the David Rumsey map collection, the detailed map of San Francisco Chinatown shows areas of known illicit activity. In 1885, at the height of…

Racial dot map

Dustin Cable, a demographer at the University of Virginia's Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, added another dimension to Brandon Martin-Anderson population map. The racial…

Pangea with political boundaries

What would Pangea look like if today's political boundaries were drawn on it? Like this. [via]…

BreweryMap plans your next beer road trip

BreweryMap, a Google Maps mashup and mobile app, provides two main functions. The first is that it tells you where the nearest brewery is so…

Breathing Earth

John Nelson of IDV Solutions strung together satellite imagery for dramatic animated GIFs. Having spent much of my life living near the center of that…

Lessons learned from mapping millions of dots

Eric Fischer, known around these parts for his dot maps, describes the lessons he learned (along with practical tips) from mapping millions of tweets to…

Soccer assists mapped

Using Opta data for assists in the Premier League, Kickdex made this straightforward chart to look at where assists typically come from on the field.…