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Exploration of how much geography is needed in metro maps

Terrence Fradet of Fathom Information Design ponders whether metro maps suffer or benefit by leaving out geography. Geographic accuracy is good, but sometimes it can…

YouTube Trends map shows most popular videos by region

I don't know about you, but when I go to YouTube, I check my subscriptions and then look at what videos are currently popular. Because…

Map shows street quality in Los Angeles

Nevermind the horrible traffic in Los Angeles, where it takes a several hours to get somewhere when it should only take thirty minutes. The road…

Fixing bus routes using mobile data

In parts of the world where there are few smartphones and GPS-enabled devices, transportation architecture has to be designed based on less granular resources, such…

History of San Francisco street names mapped

Where do street names come from? Sometimes there's actual history behind a name, and other times a street just needed a label, so someone pretty…

Shot charts show evolution of Lebron James

With the start of the NBA playoffs tomorrow, it's worth coming back to Kirk Goldsberry's analysis on the evolution of Lebron James' shot preference. James…

Visualizing the Paris metro system

Data visualization group Dataveyes looks closer at the Paris metro system from a time and crowd point of view. This visualization offers to challenge the…

Map: Travel safety by country

As summer rolls around here on this side of the planet, CBC News mapped countries to avoid in your travel plans, based on foreign travel…

An experimental map service using 3-D data

For the past few months, Stamen Design has been working with 3-D data from Nokia's Here. Something pretty came out of the experiment. For your…

Gun deaths since Sandy Hook

The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School was horrible, but there have been thousands of gun deaths since. Huffington Post is mapping them. Circles represent…

March Madness fan map

Along the same lines as their NFL fan maps, Facebook had a closer look at March Madness fandom, based on likes for team pages. In…

A new brand of cartographer

Emily Underwood on new cartographers and the growing field: Geographers have traditionally studied how the natural environment contributes to human society and vice versa, whereas…

App shows what the Internet looks like

In a collaboration between PEER 1 Hosting, Steamclock Software, and Jeff Johnston, the Map of the Internet app provides a picture of what the physical…

Average commute times mapped

The United States Census Bureau just released county-level commute estimates for 2011, based on the American Community Survey (that thing so many people seem to…

SimCity 2013 is coming tomorrow

I'm not into video games, and my experience has been near zero since high school, but I'm excited about SimCity 2013 coming out tomorrow. I…

Stately: A simple map font

Add another way to make state-level choropleth maps. Stately, a project by Intridea, allows you to approach state mapping in the browser like you would…

Languages of New York, via Twitter

In a follow-up to their map on most used languages in London, James Cheshire and Ed Manley, along with John Barratt, mapped the most commonly…

Map of Craigslist Missed Connections

On Craigslist there's a section in the personals for "missed connections" which lets people post missed chances at love with the (slim) hopes that the…

U.S. overlaid on the Moon for a sense of scale

How big is the Moon, really? Reddit user boredboarder8 provided some perspective with this image of the Moon with an overlaid United States. It's roughly…

A shroud of cold air descends on the U.S.

From NOAA, an animation showing a wave of cold during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend last month: A drop in the jet…

Redrawn United States of electoral votes

Neil Freeman reimagined state boundary lines based on population. He started with an algorithm and the fifty largest cities, considered proximity, urban area, and commuting…

Mapping translations of Othello

Tom Cheesman of Swansea University, along with Kevin Flanagan and Studio NAND, dives into translations of Shakespeare's Othello with TransVis. TransVis collects, digitises, analyses and…