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Map and report data with InstantAtlas

As you know, there's this big wave of transparency going on right now, and many organizations want to do more than just post a bunch…

What burger chain reigns supreme?

In a follow up to his McDonald's map, Stephen Von Worley of Weather Sealed maps the dominating burger chains across the United States. McDonald's obviously…

Looking Inside a Bus Routing Algorithm

In an effort to put transit data from the Toronto Transit Committee to better use, MyTTC provides a trip planner to help you find the…

Where Bars Trump Grocery Stores

FloatingSheep, a fun geography blog, looks at the beer belly of America. One maps shows total number of bars, but the interesting map is the…

Sunlight Labs releases mapping framework, ClearMaps

Open data is great, but it's useless if you don't know what to do with it. Sunlight Labs, a group focused on using technology to…

OpenStreetMap Edits Towards Haiti Relief

ITO world, who you might remember from a year of OpenStreetMap edits, come back to the map visualization to show the efforts of an impromptu…

Data.gov.uk Gearing Up For Launch, er, Does Launch

Update: I had scheduled this post for next week, but apparently, Data.gov.uk launched today. The site isn't loading for me right now though. I guess…

The Very First Thematic Maps

I'm admittedly not very good with historical precedent, but I think we can all agree it's important to know about the work those have done…

Buy a Print. Support Distaster Relief in Haiti. Please.

Unless you live under a rock inside a cave in the remotest area in the world, you know a huge quake struck Haiti on Tuesday,…

The Geography of Netflix Rentals

Some movies are popular everywhere. Others are popular only in certain regions. The New York Times, in a nice team effort, maps rental popularity by…

The Universe as We Know It

The Known Universe from the American Museum of Natural History shows a view of the universe, starting from the Himalayas and quickly moving out to…

The Geography of AIDS Around the World

It was World AIDS Day last week and UNAIDS published the latest estimates on the number of people around the world who are living with…

Can You Guess What These Maps Show?

I'm no doubt still under massive food coma at this time, but in case you've regained consciousness or don't live in the US, check out…

What’s Cooking on Thanksgiving, Mapped and Ranked

Food-wise, Thanksgiving is different across the country. In some places you're going to get a lot of chitterlings and collard greens, while in others, turkey…

Battle of the Coverage Maps: Verizon vs. AT&T

Verizon has been running these ads lately that compare their 3G coverage to that of AT&T's. In the ads a Verizon customer walks along on…

Make Thematic Maps With Cartographer.js

Like it or not, Google Maps mashups continue to be a Web favorite. It's just so easy to use. Stick a few lines of javascript…

Unemployment, 2004 to Present – The Country is Bleeding

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the most recent unemployment numbers last week. Things aren't looking good for the unemployed, I'm afraid. I showed my…

Using Flickr as a Paintbrush

Andy Woodruff from Cartogrammar uses average color in Flickr photos to map the colors that people take the most pictures of. The above for example,…

This Would Be Perfect for a Roomba Commercial

You know the Roomba from iRobot? It's the robot vacuum cleaner that is supposed to do the work on its own so that you don't…

You Are Not Allowed to Read this Book

What would a freshman English class be without Of MIce and Men? No George or Lenny? People in Appomattox, Virginia seem to think it'd be…

The Geography of Job Loss

While on the topic of job loss and unemployment, here's an animated map from Tip Strategies that shows job gains and losses over time. Red…

Trendsmap Shows Twitter Trends Geographically

Twitter shows trending topics, but it's for the entire user base. You can only see what everyone on Twitter is talking about at any given…