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Rise of craft beer

The Brewers Association just released data for 2012 on craft beer production and growth. The New Yorker mapped the data in a straightforward interactive. As of March, the United States…

Map: Vernacular across America

When you talk to different people across the United States, you notice small differences in how people pronounce words and phrases. Sometimes different terms are used to describe the same…

Map of London fire engine callouts

Using data from the London Fire Brigade, James Cheshire mapped 144,000 incidents in London. This map shows the geography of fire engine callouts across London between January and September 2011.…

Geography of tweets

Twitter mapped all the geotagged tweets since 2009. There's billions of them, so as you might expect, roads, city centers, and pathways emerge. And it only took 20 lines of…

A quarter century of satellite imagery

In collaboration between USGS, NASA and TIME, Google released a quarter century of satellite imagery to see how the world has changed over time. The images were collected as part…

Coaches are highest paid public employees

Deadspin made a straightforward map that shows the highest paid public employee in each state. Based on data drawn from media reports and state salary databases, the ranks of the…

Map of live Wikipedia changes

On Wikipedia, there are constant edits by people around the world. You can poke your head in on the live recent edits via the IRC feed from Wikimedia. Stephen LaPorte…

Geography of hate against gays, races, and the disabled

In a follow-up to their map of racist tweets towards Barack Obama, the folks at Floating Sheep took a more rigorous route to get around the challenges of sentiment analysis.…

Cicada insects out to play after 17 years

This is my first time hearing about this, probably because it only happens every 17 years. After 17 years of development in the ground (getting nourishment from tree roots), the…

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 confuse your audience. Just how…

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 you know, it's important to…

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 quality isn't so great either.…

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 as surveys, which can result…

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 much pulled one out of…

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 used to hang around the…

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 way we traditionally view our…

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 advisories from the Canada Department…

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 viewing, embedding, linking, and otherwise…

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 the number of deaths in…

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 the map below, each county…

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 cartographers have focused more explicitly…

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 Internet looks like.…