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Neighborhood Boundaries with Flickr Shapefiles

Neighborhood Boundaries by Tom Taylor uses Flickr Shapefiles and Yahoo! Geoplanet "to show you where the world thinks its neighbors are." Yahoo! provides access to…

Facebook Friend Activity Seen Around the World

Palantir, by Jack Lindamood, Kevin Der, and Dan Weatherford of Facebook, visualizes friend activity on Facebook. The three "hacked" together Palantir at Facebook's recent Hackathon,…

US Oil Doesn’t Come From Where You Think it Does

Where do you think the US imports the most oil from? Most of us would probably say somewhere in the Middle East, but Jon Udell…

Cotton Picking Correlates to President Picking

The U.S. election is over. The post-election analyses begin. The above map shows presidential voting at the county level. The more red a county is,…

Alternative to Cartograms Using Transparency

The thing about cartograms is that it's hard to make out what you're seeing. You lose most sense of geography and size comparison is near…

Maps and Cartograms of 2008 Presidential Election

Cartograms got a lot of coverage in 2004 when Michael Gastner, Cosma Shalizi, and Mark Newman used them to show the Bush/Kerry election results. Naturally,…

European Economic Weather Map – Sudden Change in Outlook

In this map from the Financial Times, the state of Europe's economy is shown like a weather map. A cloud with a lightning bolt represents…

Map Shows Newspaper Endorsements in US Presidential Election

Philip, from infochimps, maps newspaper endorsements using data from the Editor & Publisher's list. Circles with the blue radial gradient are newspapers that endorse Obama…

United States Poverty Rates From 1980 to 2007

Thousands of bloggers are taking the time to discuss a single topic today - poverty. As we sit in our cozy homes, go out to…

Commercial Air Traffic Seen Around the World

This computer simulation (video below) by Zhaw shows worldwide commercial flights over a 24-hour period. It's been making the blog rounds lately. Watch as flights…

Maps for Advocacy – Beginner’s Guide to Mapping

In a follow up to Visualizing Information for Advocacy, the Tactical Technology Collective recently announced Maps for Advocacy: An Introduction to Geographical Mapping Techniques. The…

We Don’t Know Jack About the World – Alisa Miller TED Talk

Alisa Miller, President and CEO of Public Radio International, enlightens us on how little U.S. news coverage there is on the rest of the world.…

OneGeology Wants to Be Geological Equivalent of Google Maps

There's lots of free geographical data about what's going on at the surface of our planet. It's a different story for what going on underneath…

See the World Through SimCity’s Eyes – One Up On OnionMap

Michael comments, "Onionmap is nothing when compared to this Chinese site...They've practically mapped out the entire Shanghai (and quite a few other China cities) in…

How to Create a Real-Time Web Traffic Map for Your Site

I just released Visitr. Now you can create a real-time web traffic visualization for your own site or blog.

Tracking Hurricane Gustav – How Hard is it Going to Hit?

Stamen has taken a step towards the concrete with their recent Hurricane Tracker for MSNBC. From what I can tell, it updates every couple of…

History’s Greatest Journeys – Wanderlust from GOOD

GOOD Magazine, in collaboration with Graham Roberts, maps the most famous journeys in history - some fiction, some non-fiction. Wanderlust includes trips like Around the…

Britain From Above – Beautiful Use of Satellite Technology

The BBC has a gorgeous documentary series that started yesterday -- Britain from Above. They take a look at Britain from the skies using satellite…

It’s Like Google Maps with Sim City 2000 – OnionMap

Remember SimCity 2000? That was a great game. That was probably the last computer game I played for any significant length of time, and if…

Watching Our Twitter World – twittervision Redux

See what people are tweeting around the world 24/7. What are you doing right now?

Mapping Walkability in San Francisco

Lee Byron, recent Carnegie Mellon grad and newly inducted New York Times graphics intern, maps walkability in San Francisco. He scraped Walk Score for uh,…

Mapping Economic Activity for the World

The G-Econ (Geographically-based Economic data) group has worked on making economic data publicly available via Gross Cell Product (GCP). In other words, they've collected data…