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Digital Cartography [31]

Interactive maps about current issues and breaking news

November 27, 2013

To open our weekly digest of interactive cartography, we picked Google’s newest Chrome Experiment, an interactive map of Middle-earth, dedicated to the new Hobbit film. The map incorporates audio passages from the book and biographies of characters, and there are many scenes that users of the site can seemingly ‘walk around’, as well as a taste of Elvish music to make the tour a little more magical.

Before we move on to the full list, we’d also like to suggest two recent NASA articles about maps that are definitively worth checking out: The fist one is “On How to Read a (Good) Map“, by Dr. Ian Muehlenhaus, assistant professor of geography and cartography at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, who recently gave a presentation on designing effective maps at NASA’s Goddard Spaceflight Center. And the second one was written by Holli Riebeek and Robert Simmon, titled “How to Interpret a Satellite Image: Five Tips and Strategies“.

Now, here’s today’s selection of recent interactive maps:

The Erasmus Network

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The Erasmus Network
(image: The Erasmus Network)

The Hobbit map | Google

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic O Hobbit : A Desolação de Smaug
(image: Google Chrome Experiments)

Treat us like we are human | Amnesty International

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Treat us like we are human
Amnesty International

How fast is post delivered where you live? | The Telegraph

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic How fast is post delivered where you live
(image: The Telegraph)

Big data meets Thanksgiving: Favorite foods by state | Computer World

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Big data meets Thanksgiving  Favorite foods by state
(image: Computer World)

(Via Tableau Viz of the Day)

Police Call Boxes | Ordnance Survey

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Police Call Boxes
(image: Ordnance Survey)

(Via Google Maps Mania)

A snapshot of Urban America | CNBC

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic A snapshot of Urban America
(image: CNBC)

(Via Tableau Viz of the Day)

Tamriel Map | The Elder Scrolls Online

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic  The Elder Scrolls Online
(image: The Elder Scrolls Online)

Award mapper

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Award mapper
(image: Award mapper)

(Via Google Maps Mania)

Mapping the Rainbow Nation | Mike Gurski

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Mapping the Rainbow Nation
(image: Mike Gurski)

(Via Google Maps Mania)

Political contributions by county | The News Tribune

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Check it out  Interactive map shows political contributions by county
(image: The News Tribune)

China Global Investment Tracker | The Heritage Foundation

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic China Global Investment Tracker Interactive Map
(image: The Heritage Foundation)

Massachusetts Nonprofit sector | Massachusetts Nonprofit Network

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Mass non profit net
(image: Massachusetts Nonprofit Network)

Manchester’s foreign footballers, 1893-2013 | Manchester Evening News

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Manchester's foreign footballers, 1893-2013
(image: Manchester Evening News)

Toxic Sites | Property Shark

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Toxic Sites
(image: Property Shark)

Midwest Tornado Outbreak Recap: Map of the Trail of Destruction | The Weather Channel

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Midwest Tornado Outbreak Recap  Map of the Trail of Destruction
(image: The Weather Channel)

Pension Funds in Norway | La Nacion

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Norway, the only XXI century socialism
(image: La Nacion)

(Via Tableau Public)

Where the Prop. 6 Votes Came From | The Texas Tribune

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Where the Prop. 6 Votes Came From
(image: The Texas Tribune)

Countries classified for 2014 World Cup | Globo

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Countries classified for 2014 World Cup
(image: Globo)

Contamination | Zero Hora

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Contamination
(image: Zero Hora)

 

That’s it for 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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