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Patterns of daily life in Netherlands from Above

In a similar fashion to their work in Britain from Above, CGI and animation group 422 South map the daily patterns of those in…

Abstract maps of the United States

Esquire invited a handful of map-makers to represent the United States outside its borders. Red state, blue state, big state, small state, north and south…

Taxi migration in Manhattan

While we're on the topic of things moving on a map of changing camera angles, class project Taxi, by Tom McKeogh, Eliza Montgomery and…

Animation shows national migration patterns

Even Westvang uses tax return data to visualize migration patterns of 300,000 Norwegians. When running at full speed the visualization is clearly lacking in…

Bird migration patterns mapped

Birds move. eBird shows us how. Understanding patterns of bird occurrence at continental scales has long been one of eBird's fundamental challenges. Only now, with…

Mapping the drug wars in Mexico

Diego Valle-Jones maps homicides and trafficking routes in Mexico. To unclutter the map and following the lead of the paper Trafficking Networks and the Mexican…

Geographic connectedness via Twitter locations

Eric Fischer has mastered the art of making use of geotagged things from social sites like Twitter and Flickr. In his most recent set, Fischer…

High resolution biomass map, at management scale

In 2010, NASA released a map that shows world forest heights. Robert Simmon, using data from The Woods Hole Research Center, has produced an even…

Find out what percent you are in

Accompanying an article on the variations of the wealthiest one percent, The New York Times provides this interactive map to see what percent you're in.…

World subway paths at scale

Urban planner Neil Freeman maps the world's subway systems to scale in a minimal style resembling the scribbles or renderings of weird sea creatures by…

Designing Google Maps

Google Maps is one of Google's best applications, but the time, energy, and thought put into designing it often goes unnoticed because of how easy…

Map of Reddit

Reddit user Laurel Quade mapifies the wonderful world of Reddit. Each country represents an area of interest, and "cities" are sized by inhabitants. I'm not…

Where people are looking for homes

In August 2006, real estate search site Trulia had 609,000 visitors. Five years later, there were 27 million. Trulia's most recent visualization shows this growth…

Hand-crafted wall map of the United States

Seth Stevenson, for Slate Magazine, covers cartographer David Imus' hand-crafted wall map, which Stevenson calls the greatest paper map of the United States you'll ever…

Mapped: Transportation check-ins on foursquare

Transportation check-ins on foursquare. This is from this past Thanksgiving, but relevant again with Christmas around the corner. White represents check-ins on highways and roads…

Every death on the road in Great Britain

As part of their series on road accidents, BBC News mapped every recorded death on the road in Great Britain, from 1999 to 2010. That's…

What seven billion people looks like

Form design intern at Fathom, James Grady, maps population density in Dencity: Dencity maps population density using circles of various size and hue. Larger, darker…

US road fatalities mapped, 9 years

For The Guardian, ITO World maps about 370,000 road-related deaths from 2001 through 2009, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association. The map is…

American migration map

Overhauling his migration map from last year, Jon Bruner uses five year's worth of IRS data to map county migration in America: Each move had…

What your favorite map projection says about you

For the map nerds. xkcd says what your favorite map projection says about you. Mercator? "You're not really into maps."…

A month of swearing in 90 seconds

A fun map by Jamie Popkin of Little Earth that animates the use of the F-bomb, C-word, and "regular swear word" over a month. There…

7 billion people in the world: past, present and future

According to estimates from the United Nations Population Division, there are now over seven billion people in the world. That's enough people to fill, like,…
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