Maps

Intuitive to look at spatial patterns and great for distributing geographic data.

Air traffic rebooted in northern Europe

Air traffic has returned to normal levels in northern Europe, and planes fill…

A guide to geostatistical mapping with open-source tools

Mapping with R and other free and open-source programs feels clunky and hacked-together…

Gay marriage timeline

The Los Angeles Times reports on the chronology of gay rights in the…

The Ash Cloud and Airport Shutdowns

In case you’re following the craziness going on over Europe due to that…

Explorations of real-world traffic

We don't often get to see how cars, trains, airplanes, etc move in physical space, because, well, we're usually in them.

Swing vote effects explored with swingometer

With the 2010 UK elections coming up, the Guardian explores possible outcomes, given…

Best place to catch a cab? Try Bloomingdale’s

Matthew Bloch, Ford Fessenden, and Shan Carter continue the New York Times geographic…

Location check-ins during South by Southwest

Location-aware apps are the hot topic nowadays, and with all the tech-oriented people…

Map and report data with InstantAtlas

As you know, there’s this big wave of transparency going on right now,…

What burger chain reigns supreme?

In a follow up to his McDonald’s map, Stephen Von Worley of Weather…

Looking Inside a Bus Routing Algorithm

In an effort to put transit data from the Toronto Transit Committee to…

Where Bars Trump Grocery Stores

FloatingSheep, a fun geography blog, looks at the beer belly of America. One…

Sunlight Labs releases mapping framework, ClearMaps

Open data is great, but it’s useless if you don’t know what to…

OpenStreetMap Edits Towards Haiti Relief

ITO world, who you might remember from a year of OpenStreetMap edits, come…

Data.gov.uk Gearing Up For Launch, er, Does Launch

Update: I had scheduled this post for next week, but apparently, Data.gov.uk launched…

The Very First Thematic Maps

I’m admittedly not very good with historical precedent, but I think we can…

The Geography of Netflix Rentals

Some movies are popular everywhere. Others are popular only in certain regions. The…

The Universe as We Know It

The Known Universe from the American Museum of Natural History shows a view…