Global shipping in a narrated interactive map

Posted to Maps  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

We’ve seen maps for global shipping routes before, but this project — Ship Map — by Kiln and the UCL Energy Institute makes the exploration more interactive and explanatory.

There are a few different views with animated dots to represent moving ships, paths to show routes all at once, and filters to focus on areas of interest. The highlight here though is the narration that guides you from area to area. It’s not just a map to poke at but a good bit of explanation on what you see.

Nice.

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