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Beautiful and inspiring uses of interactive maps

August 21, 2013  |  CATEGORIES: Featured, News

This week, among the many interactive visualizations in which maps are the central component for data exploration, two were praised all over the Internet. The first one comes from The New York Times (no surprise here), with a visual overview of New York’s building ‘boom’ during Mayor Bloomberg’s 12 year administration. An amazing work of visual storytelling, like some of the ‘Snow Fall’ inspired projects that we featured earlier this week.

The second one comes from visual developer Bruno Imbrizi, who created a beautiful and mesmerizing visualization of the London Underground traffic, in real-time. This work caught the attention of websites such as Gizmodo.uk, PSFK and The Next Web, so there’s a lot being said already about it. But you should visit Bruno’s website and browse though his other works.

Before we move to the full selection, a mention to a brand new website launched by Google: Street View Trek. It’s basically a site exploring some of the amazing Street Views captured around the world with the Street View ‘Trek’ backpack. As reported by Keir Clarke of Google Maps Mania, “Street View Trek not only provides a great insight into how Google captures Street View imagery ‘off-road’ but includes interesting background into the locations visited by the Street View ‘trekkers’”.

Here’s today’s selection:

Reshaping New York | The New York Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Reshaping New York

(image: The New York Times)

London Underground | Bruno Imbrizi

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Bruno Imbrizi: Experiments

(image: Bruno Imbrizi)

(Via Google Maps Mania)

Live Tracking of Protests in Egypt | Analysis Intelligence

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Live Tracking of Protests in Egypt

(image: Analysis Intelligence)

Deprivation Map | Open Data Communities

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Deprivation Map

(image: Open Data Communities)

Global Refugee Tracker | Tableau

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Global Refugee Tracker

(image: Tableau)

Chaos in Egypt | The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Chaos in Egypt

(image: The Wall Street Journal)

Roads Kill | Gizmodo

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Roads Kill

(image: Gizmodo)

(Via Google Maps Mania)

Public toilets where you live | The Guardian

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Public toilets where you live

(image: The Guardian)

(Via The Guardian Data Blog)

2013 Australian election | The Guardian

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic 2013 Australian election

(image: The Guardian)

Map of Cairo clashes | The Telegraph

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Map of Cairo clashes

(image: The Telegraph)

College admission exam | Terra

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Vestibular or Enem

(image: Terra)

The foreign doctors distribution map | O Globo

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The foreign doctors distribution map

(image: O Globo)

Aleppo nine months of destruction | O Globo

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Aleppo, nine months of destruction observed sky

(image: O Globo)

Egypt bloodstained | O Globo

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Egypt bloodstained

(image: O Globo)

 

And that’s it for today’s selection. 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 see you next Wednesday with another round-up!

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