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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 in America, I had to…

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 in the US along with…

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 the historic inauguration. What we…

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 import KML and shapefiles and…

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 a bit from country to…

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 of iffy as they draw…

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 Manhattan look uptown from 3rd…

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 involved with Web-ish things, open…

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: The U.S. electric grid is…

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 a loss in jobs nationwide,…

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 researchers mined thousands of photos…

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 the difference here is that…

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 in Processing, which shouldn't come…

Make This Sitcom Map More Informative

This map from Dan Meth displays popular sitcoms by where they took place. It's a comic and totally amusing, so there's no need to pick it apart, but let's imagine…

Legal Drinking Age Around the World

While we're on the topic of beer (it is Friday after all), let's take a look at legal drinking age around the world. Greenland - no age limit. Probably gotta…

Where Can You Find America’s Best Beer?

Mike Wirth maps medal winners from the Great American Beer Festival from 1987 to 2007. I'm not surprised that California has won so many medals, because, well it's a big…

Social Weather Mapping From Google Chrome Experiment

In the promotion of its speedy javascript, Google announces the Chrome Experiment. As part of the Experiment, design group Use All Five give us Small Talk, which is a social…

Immigration Explorer Shows Largest Foreign-born Groups Since 1880

Remember our short contest a while back with immigration rates to the United States? The New York Times digs deeper with their Immigration Explorer. It's an interactive map that lets…

How Much Junk Orbits Around the Earth?

You might not realize it, but there's a lot of junk that orbits around the Earth. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) tracks anything in orbit that's bigger than…

New York Times Maps Twitter Chatter During Super Bowl

Twitter and maps just go well together. The New York Times maps Super Bowl-related tweets over the course of the game. A control timeline is provided up top and several…

Visualizing Twitter as Barack Obama Became the 44th President

On Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 12pm, Barack Obama officially became the 44th president of the United States of America. As we all watched Obama being sworn in front of…

Animated Map Shows One Year of Edits to OpenStreetMap

I admit it. I'm a sucker for animated maps - especially when there's music playing in the back. I'm not exactly sure what it is about them. It's data visualization…