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More interactive maps from all across the Internet

October 9, 2013  |  CATEGORIES: Featured, News

For our introduction of another round-up of interactive maps, we picked two links that came to our attention in the past few days. The first one comes from Google Maps Mania, ‘hidden’ in their ‘Maps of the week‘ post: Trafficways, a wonderful collection of beautiful map layers on one OpenStreetMap map.

The maps include visualizations of air flights, Flickr photos, US census data, GPS lines & speed and a whole lot more, besides a number of options that allow you to refine the appearance of the different map layers. The visualization options include brightness and gamma controls and options to adjust the number of dots used in presenting the mapped data.

The second one is from Wired’s Map Lab, and it shows how to create an interactive visualization of the buildings age of a particular town. Betsy Mason called Thomas Rhiel of the independent journalism site BKLYNR.com, who made recently the map of Brooklyn building ages.

We open with the map featured in that post, breaking down the age of Chicago’s buildings:

Chicago’s buildings age | Map Lab

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Chicago's buildings age

(image: Map Lab)

Where Poor and Uninsured Americans Live | New York Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Where Poor and Uninsured Americans Live

(image: New York Times)

U.S. Life Expectancy Map: The Gender Gap | National Geographic

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic U.S. Life Expectancy Map  The Gender Gap

(image: National Geographic)

A Snapshot of America’s Food Deserts | GOOD

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic A Snapshot of America’s Food Deserts

(image: GOOD)

The Literary city | San Francisco Chronicle

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The Literay city

(image: San Francisco Chronicle)

The Media Map: Who’s Reading What And Where | Forbes

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The Media Map  Who's Reading What And Where

(image: Forbes)

3-D Map of Air Pollution in London | London Air

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic 3-D Map of Air Pollution in London

(image: London Air)

(Via Google Maps Mania)

Violence against India’s women | Al Jazeera

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Violence against India's women

(image: Al Jazeera)

Surf, wind, tide and weather at your local beaches | Obsurfation

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Surf, wind, tide and weather at your local beaches

(image: Obsurfation)

(Via Google Maps Mania)

Map of oil exploitation in Spain | 20 Minutes

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Map of oil exploitation in Spain

(image: 20 Minutes)

Do you live near a meth lab? | CNN

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Do you live near a meth lab

(image: CNN)

World population | Público

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic World population

(image: Público)

The map of adventure tourism in Brazil | Veja

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The map of adventure tourism in Brazil

(image: Veja)

Two months in the life of seagull Eric | Lifewatch Inbo

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Using CartoDB to visualize two months in the life of seagull Eric

(image: Lifewatch Inbo)

(Via Google Maps Mania)

Banksy Better Out Than In map: see where the street artist has painted | Telegraph

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Banksy Better Out Than In map see where the street artist has painted

(image: Telegraph)

 

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!

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