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World sentiment mapped, based on Wikipedia

Kalev H. Leetaru animated world sentiment over time, based on Wikipedia entries. See the positive or negative sentiments unfold through Wikipedia through space and…

Minecraft server connections

I've never played Minecraft, but maybe this map showing live server connections means something to those who do. "A dot is a server or a…

Easter spending patterns in Spain, animated

The MIT SENSEable City Lab, in partnership with BBVA, visualizes spending in Spain during Easter of 2011. The animation shows the activity of 1.4…

A century of ocean shipping animated

Using hand-recorded shipping data from the Climatological Database for the World's Oceans, history graduate student Ben Schmidt mapped a century of ocean shipping, between…

Growing urban populations

In this simple interactive animation by Periscopic, in partnership with UNICEF, we see the changes in urban population from 1950 up to present, through projections…

Wind motion patterns animated

Nicolas Garcia Belmonte, author of the JavaScript InfoVis Toolkit, mapped 72 hours of weather data from 1,200 stations across the country. Gathering the data from…

Taxi migration in Manhattan

While we're on the topic of things moving on a map of changing camera angles, class project Taxi, by Tom McKeogh, Eliza Montgomery and…

Animation shows national migration patterns

Even Westvang uses tax return data to visualize migration patterns of 300,000 Norwegians. When running at full speed the visualization is clearly lacking in…

Bird migration patterns mapped

Birds move. eBird shows us how. Understanding patterns of bird occurrence at continental scales has long been one of eBird's fundamental challenges. Only now, with…

A month of swearing in 90 seconds

A fun map by Jamie Popkin of Little Earth that animates the use of the F-bomb, C-word, and "regular swear word" over a month. There…

Five years of Kiva lending and borrowing

Kiva, the microfinance site, lets you give small loans to people around the world to help them get their small business up and running. This…

Growth of newspapers across the United States

The Rural West Initiative and the Bill Lane Center for the American West explore the growth of newspapers across the United States: With American newspapers…

US post offices spreading over time, 1700 to 1900

Using data from the USPS Postmaster Finder and the USGS Geographic Names Information System, geography graduate student Derek Watkins maps the opening of new…

iPhone fireflies across the Europen sky

A few months ago there was a lot of hoopla around the iPhone and the recording of your location. Crowdflow wants to take advantage of…

Anatomy of a computer virus explained

Motion designer Patrick Clair tells the story of Stuxnet, "a Microsoft Windows computer worm discovered in July 2010 that targets industrial software and equipment." Unlike…

Where the water resources are and where they go

Designer David Wicks compares rainfall against water consumption in his thesis project Drawing Water: Drawing Water is a constructed landscape shaped by the relationship between…

Animation: The pain that is Los Angeles traffic

Los Angeles has a lot of things to do. The trouble is, compared to a city like San Francisco, everything is spaced out and you…

History of the world in 100 seconds, according to Wikipedia

As you know, the world wasn't always how you know it today. Land was discovered, people migrated, and significant events in history played out to…

Global Android activations mapped and animated

iPhone gets all the glory, but there are plenty of Android phones activated every day, worldwide. This quick visualization (below), from the Android Developers themselves,…

Haiti’s earthquake in context

Haiti's earthquake in 2010 was by far the most devastating in a long time. There were an estimated 222,570 casualties as a result. However, as…

Epic animation in Google Docs

For the Google Demo Slam, three animators Tu+, Namroc, and Metcalf Anything put together an animation completely in Google Docs. Three days, 450 slides, and…

Watching the growth of Walmart – now with 100% more Sam’s Club

The ever so popular Walmart growth map gets an update, and yes, it still looks like a wildfire. Sam's Club follows soon after, although not nearly as vigorously.