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Filling in the black holes of the Facebook friendship map

While it was fun looking at the worldwide connections on Facebook, I thought it was more interesting to look at the places where there were…

Facebook worldwide friendships mapped

As we all know, people all over the world use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family. You meet someone. You friend him or…

How the world searched in 2010

Google recaps search trends for the year in Google Zeitgeist 2010, from the World Cup and the Olympics to the earthquake in Haiti and the…

The United States of Autocomplete

Very Small Array has some fun with Google's autocomplete. Utah... Jazz. Kentucky... Fried Chicken. New York... Times. [Very Small Array via @mericson]…

Awards from Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Between February 17, 2009 to September 30, 2010, 88,791 awards have been funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. This animated map shows where…

Evolution of the two-party vote during past century

Political science PhD candidate David Sparks has look at the evolution of the two-party vote: Using county-level data, I spatially and temporally interpolated presidential vote…

Mapping human development in America

In work with the American Human Development Project, Rosten Woo and Zachary Watson map the Human Development Index, along with many other indicators in this…

A world of tweets

We've seen this sort of thing before, with tweets mapped and such, but the recent A World of Tweets by Frog Design is nicely executed…

Defining neighborhoods with map scribbles

TenderMaps brings an informal approach to highlighting the parts of neighborhoods: We wanted to move from the static and singular, toward more dynamic, subtle definitions…

The very first NYT election map

Matthew Ericson, deputy graphics director of The New York Times, dug through the archives to find the first occurrence of an election map in the…

Keeping an eye on election results

All eyes here in the states will be on election results tonight, and all the major graphics desks have been hard at work to provide…

Iraq War logs released by Wikileaks shed new light

This past Friday, Wikileaks released a second batch of reports on Iraq: At 5pm EST Friday 22nd October 2010 WikiLeaks released the largest classified military…

Mad Men office floor plan

I've never seen an episode, but if my Twitter stream has taught me anything, it's that many of you will enjoy this floor plan of…

True size of Africa

Online maps that we use for directions use the Mercator projection, and this tends to dictate how we perceive the size of countries and continents.…

How K-12 schools in your area measure up

In collaboration with NBC News and The Gates Foundation, Ben Fry-headed Fathom Design shows you how K-12 schools measure up in your area. If you're…

Where refugees come from

Thousands of people flee their country every year, and the travel patterns are by no means easy to understand. Christian Behrens, in a revamp of…

Map series of oil spill in Gulf

Everyone's fascinated with animated graphics, which is cool, but sometimes a series of a whole bunch of maps is just as good. Archie Tse of…

Fictional map of online communities

xkcd + numbers on online communities. Need I say more? Along the same lines as the Web 2.0 Points of Control, xkcd maps online communities…

Typographic maps

Cartography group Axis Maps continues their run of mapping goodness with the announcement of their typographic maps: Created as a labor of love, these unique…

Europe geographically stereotyped

We tend to see the world in different ways, depending on what part of the world we live in. If you've never been to California,…

History of the Blitz bombings

In September 1940, Nazi Germany began bombing London for 76 consecutive nights in what is now known as The Blitz. There was tons of destruction…

Race and ethnicity mapped by block

Instead of breaking up demographics by defined boundaries, Bill Rankin uses dots to show the more subtle changes across neighborhoods in a map of Chicago…