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Trulia Crime Map helps you find safe living places

Real estate site Trulia made a great move when they acquired mapping outfit Movity late last year to help users make informed decisions in home buying. A month ago, they…

How we describe ourselves, according to online dating profiles

The traditional way to gauge who we are as a country, state, or city is to turn to Census data for population, salaries, and family size. Many interesting stories can…

Find everywhere you can go in 15 minutes or less

A lot of the time when making plans to meet up with friends or family, you're not so concerned with how far possible locations are than you are how long…

11.3m player deaths visualized in point cloud

Sometimes visualizing everything can turn out beautiful results. It seems to work especially well when the data is geographic, as we saw with All Streets, OpenStreetMap edits, and tourist maps.…

A deadly year of tornadoes

As reported by The New York Times, the tornado in Joplin, Missouri, known to have killed at least 100 people, makes 2011 the deadliest year of tornadoes since 1953 (519…

Geography of hate

Richard Florida for The Atlantic takes a closer look at hate groups in the United States: Since 2000, the number of organized hate groups -- from white nationalists, neo-Nazis and…

Super detailed map of the skies

The title just about says it all: The Photopic Sky Survey is a 5,000 megapixel photograph of the entire night sky stitched together from 37,440 exposures. Large in size and…

Global search volume by language

To show off their new toy that is WebGL, a 3D graphics API for JavaScript, the Google Data Arts Team maps global search volume by language: The Search Globe visualizes…

Stats of the Union tells health stories in America

Stats of the Union, the new Fathom-produced iPad app, maps the status of health in America. Browse, pan, zoom, and explore through a number of demographics and breakdowns.…

One man’s travel patterns – Atlas of the Habitual

FInding himself in a new town, with a new job, Tim Clark started tracking his location on August 24, 2010, and ended 200 days later on March 13, 2011. Every…

Art, science, and cartography

Similar discussions going on in the cartography branch among UW Madison geography folks. Start with the post by Tim Wallace (where the above Venn came from). Then read the responses…

How long it takes for house prices to drop

Shopping for a house? Sometimes it can be advantageous to wait a while, and the price of the house you've had your eye on might drop. It's all about getting…

Map your location – that your iPhone secretly records

Researchers Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden have found that the iPhone records cell tower access, and hence your location, in an easy-to-read file that is transferred as you switch devices.…

Rings of population change by block

You've seen population changes at the state and county level, but with Census data, you can zoom in all the way to the block level. Stephen Von Worley breaks it…

The city in real-time

The MIT SENSEable City Lab presents five different perspectives of the ebb and flow in Singapore at the Singapore Art Museum.…

Beauty of Maps available in its entirety

Almost a year ago, the BBC aired the Beauty of Maps, but we Americans couldn't watch it online. Well, now you can. The full documentary is available for your viewing…

Tell-all telephone reveals politician’s life

Not many people understand the importance of data privacy. They don't get out how little bits of information sent from your phone every now and then can show a lot…

Complexity of time zones explained

Do you understand how time zones work around the world and when exactly you need to move your watch forward or back? Me neither. BBC News provides a brief history…

Make your own safety map in case of emergency

It's a good idea to have a meeting place in case of an emergency and you get split up from your loved ones. Safety Maps, a straightforward application, helps you…

Every river system mapped in World of Rivers

The annual Malofiej awards, for top graphics in journalism, were handed out last week. The best map of 2010 went to National Geographic for the World of Rivers. Every river…

Animation: The pain that is Los Angeles traffic

Los Angeles has a lot of things to do. The trouble is, compared to a city like San Francisco, everything is spaced out and you have to drive almost everywhere…

Firefox 4 downloads in real-time

Firefox 4 came out of beta today and is now available for download. As of writing this, there have been about 2.2 million downloads worldwide, and you can watch the…