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Digital Cartography [11]

The rising importance of digital maps, with fresh visualizations

July 10, 2013

Great news for those that like maps, just like us! The folks at Wired just launched a new blog focused on cartography. In the inaugural post, titled ‘Introducing the Wired Map Lab: Our Quest to Find, Explore, and Make Maps‘, Betsy Mason and Greg Miller explain what this new digital environment we’ll bring to the audience:

“This blog has two functions. First, it provides us with a great excuse to spend time writing about maps. Now we can shamelessly hunt for maps, read about maps, talk about maps, and write about maps … at work. It’s the perfect way to get paid to indulge an obsession! Second, we want to learn how to make our own maps, and we want you to learn along with us. We’ll be exploring mapping software, hunting for data, and figuring out, step-by-step, how to make digital maps. We hope to make maps that tell interesting stories, answer important questions, reveal hidden relationships, and enhance the reporting we do at Wired.”

We wish the team behind this great idea all the best, and we look forward to feature some of the works produced by them in the coming weeks.

Now, here are the selected maps for today’s Digital Cartography:

 

Murder: New York City | The New York Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic  Murder:  New York City
(image: The New York Times)

Worldwide protests | John Beieler

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Worldwide protests
(image: John Beieler)

Living Cities | HERE and CartoDB

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Living Cities
(image: HERE and CartoDB)

Portland, Oregon: The Age of a City | Justin Palmer

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Portland, Oregon  The Age of a City
(image: Justin Palmer)

A Nation of Wineries | The New York Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic A Nation of Wineries
(image: The New York Times)

Car deaths around the World | Lifequotes 4U

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic A Nation of Wineries
(image: Lifequotes 4U)

2013 MLB All-Star Final Vote Distribution | MLB.com

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic 2013 MLB All-Star Final Vote Distribution
(image: MLB.com)

Corruption Map | Challett Bureau

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Corruption Map
(image: Challett Bureau)

Decisive Moments in the Battle of Gettysburg | Smithsonian Mag

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Decisive Moments in the Battle of Gettysburg
(image: Smithsonian Mag)

(Via Google Maps Mania)

Interactive US Obesity Data Visualization | Packershack

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Interactive US Obesity Data Visualization
(imagem: Packershack)

Luminous Cities – Flickr Tags | Tracemedia

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Luminous cities
(image: Tracemedia)

Urbana SP | São Paulo municipal government

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Urbana SP
(image: São Paulo municipal government)

 

Time to close today’s selection, and don’t forget that you can also send your recommendations for interactive maps to be featured here, just drop us a message on Twitter or Facebook with the link. And we’ll be back next Wednesday with another round-up!

Written by Tiago Veloso

Tiago Veloso is the founder and editor of Visualoop and Visualoop Brasil . He is Portuguese, currently based in Bonito, Brazil.

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