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Earth Through the Eyes of Astronauts

Bella Gaia, or Beautiful Earth, is a unique view of earth through the eye's of astronauts in an effort to provide some sentiment to our…

Stimulus Funding Map is ‘Slick as Hell’

As you know, states have received billions of dollars of federal stimulus funding. But do you know where all the money goes? Stamen Design, in…

Mapping the Growth of the Internet – What Do You Think?

I, uh, well. Hmm. Yeah. New Scientist recently compiled a list of visualizations exploring the growth of the Internet. Here they are in no particular…

What DC Metro Routes are Most Common?

Greater Greater Washington maps rider flow for the DC Metro. As you might guess, the thicker the path, the greater the estimated number of riders…

Religious Geography of the United States

The U.S. Census Bureau doesn't ask questions about religion because of political issues involving separation of church and state, so we don't always get a…

Mapping Crime in Oxford Over Time

Mentorn Media and Cimex Media, on behalf of BBC, explore crime patterns in Oxford over time. In a map, that I am happy to see…

Watch the Ebb and Flow of Melbourne Trains

Similar to other visualizations showing location (e.g. Cabspotting, Britain From Above), this one from Australia-based data visualization group, Flink Labs, shows the ebb and flow…

Health Care Costs Vary Widely By Region

No, this isn't a bad fungus spreading northwest towards Washington. This map from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (via MSNBC) shows health care costs across…

Realtime Information Graphics Show International Data Interchange

Zum Kuckuck, a design group in Germany, visualizes data interchange and network traffic with Processing in this beautifully executed installation. On behalf and under the…

Abortion Rates in the United States, 1970-2005

I've been working on my mapping skills lately in preparation for the first FlowingPrints poster, so when I came across this dataset for abortion rates…

World Map of Social Network Dominance

Vincenzo Cosenza maps social network dominance around the world according to traffic data from Alexa and Google Trends. We see Facebook has apparently overtaken MySpace…

Worldwide Obama Buzz Visualized

In celebration of Barack Obama's 100th day as the 44th President of the United States, the MIT SENSEable City Lab visualized mobile phone activity during…

Indieprojector Makes it Easy to Map Your Geographical Data

Axis Maps recently released indieprojector, a new component to indiemapper, their in-development mapping project to "bring traditional cartography into the 21st century." Indieprojector lets you…

Death Penalty Laws Around the World

With their usual flare, GOOD Magazine maps the death penalty around the world according to Amnesty International. Here we see that the philosophy varies quite…

Maps of the Seven Deadly Sins

Geographers from Kansas State University map the spatial distribution of the seven deadly sins in the United States. These types of maps are always kind…

Here & There: Horizonless Perspective of Manhattan

Jack Schulze provides this horizonless view of Manhattan: Here & There is a project by S&W exploring speculative projections of dense cities. These maps of…

Is Your Country Involved in Open Source?

Red Hat, an open source leader best known for their Linux distribution, maps open source activity around the world. If you're not a developer or…

Visualizing the United States Power Grid

NPR provides an in depth view of the U.S. electric grid, exploring the network, power sources, and where in the country power is coming from:…

Jobs Vanish Across Our Country

As a nation, we gained jobs every month during 2007 compared to the same month one year before. However, since July of 2008, we've seen…

Geography of Buzz In Los Angeles and New York

Elizabeth Currid (USC) and Sarah Williams (Columbia University), collaborate to map the geography of buzz in Los Angeles (above) and New York (below). The two…

Zappos Maps Sales in Real-time

Zappos, the online shoe retailer, maps sales across the United States in real-time. We've seen this before in Twittervision and other Google Maps mashups, but…

24 Hours of Geotagged Photos on Flickr

Daniel Catt from Flickr maps 24 hours worth of geotagged photos (about 64,000 of them) on this animated 3-D globe (below). The project was implemented…