Maps

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

Guess What State Searches for ‘Poo’ the Most – StateStats

StateStats is like Google Insights but on a state level. Type in a…

Visualization Projects from Database City – Visualizar’08

This is a guest post by Greg J. Smith, a Toronto-based designer and…

Neighborhood Boundaries with Flickr Shapefiles

Neighborhood Boundaries by Tom Taylor uses Flickr Shapefiles and Yahoo! Geoplanet “to show…

Facebook Friend Activity Seen Around the World

Palantir, by Jack Lindamood, Kevin Der, and Dan Weatherford of Facebook, visualizes friend…

US Oil Doesn’t Come From Where You Think it Does

Where do you think the US imports the most oil from? Most of…

Cotton Picking Correlates to President Picking

The U.S. election is over. The post-election analyses begin. The above map shows…

Alternative to Cartograms Using Transparency

The thing about cartograms is that it’s hard to make out what you’re…

Maps and Cartograms of 2008 Presidential Election

Cartograms got a lot of coverage in 2004 when Michael Gastner, Cosma Shalizi,…

European Economic Weather Map – Sudden Change in Outlook

In this map from the Financial Times, the state of Europe’s economy is…

Map Shows Newspaper Endorsements in US Presidential Election

Philip, from infochimps, maps newspaper endorsements using data from the Editor & Publisher’s…

United States Poverty Rates From 1980 to 2007

Thousands of bloggers are taking the time to discuss a single topic today…

Commercial Air Traffic Seen Around the World

This computer simulation (video below) by Zhaw shows worldwide commercial flights over a…

Maps for Advocacy – Beginner’s Guide to Mapping

In a follow up to Visualizing Information for Advocacy, the Tactical Technology Collective…

We Don’t Know Jack About the World – Alisa Miller TED Talk

Alisa Miller, President and CEO of Public Radio International, enlightens us on how…

OneGeology Wants to Be Geological Equivalent of Google Maps

There’s lots of free geographical data about what’s going on at the surface…

See the World Through SimCity’s Eyes – One Up On OnionMap

Michael comments, “Onionmap is nothing when compared to this Chinese site…They’ve practically mapped…

How to Create a Real-Time Web Traffic Map for Your Site

I just released Visitr. Now you can create a real-time web traffic visualization for your own site or blog.

Tracking Hurricane Gustav – How Hard is it Going to Hit?

Stamen has taken a step towards the concrete with their recent Hurricane Tracker…