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Digital Cartography [19]

Interactive maps about the situation in Syria and much more

September 4, 2013

For this week’s Digital Cartography, we want to leave you a recommendation (seen on Google Maps Mania) that will assure you several hours of exploring, if you’re up to it. The Smithsonian & ESRI History Maps are a series of interactive visualizations combining historical maps from the David Rumsey collection with Esri‘s modern aerial imagery.

Covering cities like New York, Chicago, Denver and San Francisco, each map comes with a magnifying glass that allows you to visualize the modern image through the historical map. David Rumsey included a valuable comment on every map that provides the proper context in which they were made.

The first pick of today’s round-up is the one about Chicago, a 1868 pocket map showing the city in full-blown expansion, a mere 3 years before the great fire.

But we have, of course, much, much more, including many of the interactive maps created to cover the situation in Syria:

 

What Did Chicago Look Like Before the Great Fire? | The Smithsonian & ESRI History Maps

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic What Did Chicago Look Like Before the Great Fire?
(image: Smithsonian Institute)

(Via Google Maps Mania)

Buildings in the Netherlands | Waag Society

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Buildings in the Netherlands
(image: Waag Society)

The iBag Viewer | Geodan Research

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The iBag Viewer
(image: Geodan Research)

(Via Google Maps Mania)

Syria Civil War | La Stampa

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Syria Civil War
(image: La Stampa)

Preparing for a military strike against Syria | The Washington Post

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Preparing for a military strike against Syria
(image: The Washington Post)

The situation in Syria | O Globo

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The situation in Syria
(image: O Globo)

Syria: stances by country | The Guardian

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Syria: stances by country
(image: The Guardian)

Syria´s Civil War| Associated Press Interactive

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic  Syria´s Civil War
(image: Associated Press Interactive)

A Broader Look at the War Across Syria | The New York Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic A Broader Look at the War Across Syria
(image: The New York Times)

Potential targets in Syria | Los Angeles Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Potential targets in Syria
(image: Los Angeles Times)

War in Syria: Interactive Map Outlines Major Battle Zones | Mashable

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic War in Syria:  Interactive Map Outlines Major Battle Zones
(image: Mashable)

Syria attack targets and Western military assets | Al Jazeera

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Syria attack targets and Western military assets
(image: Al Jazeera)

A year of complaints | The Boston Globe

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic A year of complaints
(image: The Boston Globe)

Find aging bridges near you | Los Angeles Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Find aging bridges near you
(image: Los Angeles Times)

ProjectKick | Alina Guzman and Kevon Cheung

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic ProjectKick
(image: Alina Guzman and Kevon Cheung)

NYC Demography | Alastair Coote

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic NYC Demography
(image: Alastair Coote)

DB Bahn Live Map | DB Bahn

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic DB Bahn Live Map
(image: DB Bahn)

(Via Google Maps Mania)

Facebook’s Global Government Requests | Andy Kriebel

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Facebook's Global Government Requests
(image: Andy Kriebel )

(Via Tableau Viz of the Day)

Find An Accessible Playground | National Public Radio

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Find An Accessible Playground
(image: National Public Radio)

Details of the election result in the suburbs: the magnifying glass in the first bead | La Nation

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Details of the election result in the suburbs:  the magnifying glass in the first bead
(image: La Nation)

Rim fire in Yosemite | Los Angeles Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Rim fire in Yosemite
(image: Los Angeles Times)

 

Time to close today’s selection, but remember 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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