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San Francisco crime mapped as elevation

Doug McCune maps San Francisco crime in 2009 as if it were elevation. Peaks and valleys emerge with the rolling terrains of crime. The above…

Poverty in late 19th century London

Alice Rawsthorn for The New York Times reports on Charles Booth's London poverty maps, from the late 1800s, currently on display at the Museum of…

BP oil spill if it were where you live

If it Was My Home is a simple but effective concept. Enter your location, and the oil spill is overlayed on top. It's gotten to…

Uber detailed London map satire

Stephen Walter's The Island looks like an ordinary map of London from afar. Just a bunch of scribbles, actually. But zoom in and you get…

Overhaul of New York subway map

The ever-popular New York subway map is getting some work done, and will reveal itself with its first major redesign in over a decade: The…

Iraq and Afghanistan casualities, home and away

In a collaboration between CNN and Stamen Design, Home and Away offers a sobering view into casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan, since 2001. On the…

World atlas of Flickr geotaggers is maptastic

In a different look to the let's-map-geotagged-photos idea, photographer Eric Fischer maps picture locations of major cities in the world. The maps are ordered by…

Map of where toursists flock

Bluemoon Interactive, a small codeshop, maps touristiness, based on uploads to Panoramio, a site where people share photos of their favorite places. Yellow indicates high…

Fake filming locations of Paramount Studios

This might shock you, but many movies are not filmed on location. Yeah. Sometimes they're filmed in completely different countries. Sorry, but it's time you…

Senate and House races are on

I'm not proud of this, but I know very little about what's going on with these 2010 midterm elections. The New York Times just put…

Tracking the oil spill

For those following the status of the oil spill, the New York Times provides a map tracking the spread. Press play to get the day-by-day.…

Major wood pallet fires?

I put this up only because I had no idea wood pallet risks were such a hot topic. No pun intended. Of course, if you…

Seeing the art in cartography

In much of the same spirit of the recent Cartographies of Time, the BBC is running a series on The Beauty of Maps. They've got…

Review: indiemapper makes thematic mapping easy

It's finally here. Indiemapper brings easy and flexible thematic mapping online. I've been looking forward to this app ever since I got a glimpse of…

Air traffic rebooted in northern Europe

Air traffic has returned to normal levels in northern Europe, and planes fill up the sky once again. Ito world, who has been doing some…

A guide to geostatistical mapping with open-source tools

Mapping with R and other free and open-source programs feels clunky and hacked-together at times. The plus-side is that it's all for free, and once…

Gay marriage timeline

The Los Angeles Times reports on the chronology of gay rights in the United States. States are colored from fewest to most rights for same-sex…

The Ash Cloud and Airport Shutdowns

In case you're following the craziness going on over Europe due to that pesky volcano in Iceland, The New York Times provides a tracker for…

Explorations of real-world traffic

We don't often get to see how cars, trains, airplanes, etc move in physical space, because, well, we're usually in them.

Swing vote effects explored with swingometer

With the 2010 UK elections coming up, the Guardian explores possible outcomes, given a certain amount of swing votes. Three views are provided: a grid…

Best place to catch a cab? Try Bloomingdale’s

Matthew Bloch, Ford Fessenden, and Shan Carter continue the New York Times geographic sexiness with their recent interactive, mapping taxi flow across Manhattan over time.…

Location check-ins during South by Southwest

Location-aware apps are the hot topic nowadays, and with all the tech-oriented people congregating at South by Southwest, there was a whole lot of checking-in…