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The top 100 interactive maps of 2013 - part 1

December 11, 2013  |  CATEGORIES: Featured, News

Well, that time of year is here. The time for all those look-back posts in pretty much every major blog, and even if we’re not that big, we decided to give it a try. The next two weeks will be filled with some of the best interactive maps, visualizations and infographics that came to our attention, starting today.

In this post, we’ll be focusing, of course, in interactive maps. New and creative ways to tell stories using maps as a core element, or services and web apps that were featured on this weekly space. Because this list was prepared on top of those weekly round-ups, it’s only natural that we’ve left some other great maps behind. Therefore, feel free to add your suggestion in the comments, or share it with us on Twitter.

Finally, before we move on to the first part of the top 100 interactive maps featured on Digital Cartography in 2013, we’d like to thank you all that have been following, sharing and submitting your works to us. That’s what really drive us, believe it.

And here’s the first set of picks:

Sandy and the Buildings of New York City | IDV Solutions

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Sandy and the Buildings of New York City

(image:IDV Solutions )

The economic impact of the MWC on Barcelona | BBVA

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The economic impact of the MWC on Barcelona

(image:BBVA )

The landscape of Computer Science professional development | University of Chicago

Partial screen capture of the interactive map,  The landscape of Computer Science professional development

(image: University of Chicago)

Climate Commons | Earth Journalism Network

Partial screen capture of the interactive map, Climate Commons

(image: Earth Journalism Network)

Wikipedia Recent Changes Map | Stephen LaPorte, Mahmoud Hashemi

Partial screen capture of the interactive map, Wikipedia Recent Changes Map

(image: Wikipedia Recent Changes Map | Stephen LaPorte, Mahmoud Hashemi)

History of San Francisco Place Names | Noah Veltman

Partial screen capture of the interactive map,  History of San Francisco Place Names

(image: Noah Veltman)

Where the blasts occurred | Boston Globe

Partial screen capture of Boston Globe's interactive infographic Where the blasts occurred

(image: Boston Globe)

Metropolitain | Dataveyes

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic  Metropolitain

(imagem: Dataveyes)

America’s deadly tornadoes | NewScientist

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic America's deadly tornadoes

(image: NewScientist)

A Twisting History: Tornadoes in the U.S. | The Wall Street Journal

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic A Twisting History: Tornadoes in the U.S.

(image: Wall Street Journal)

A city’s Heartbeat | Max Xu, Adrian Vu, Zi Xin Chong

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic, A city's Heartbeat

(image: Max Xu, Adrian Vu, Zi Xin Chong)

Twitter’s languages of New York | James Cheshire, Ed Manley and Oliver O’Brien

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Twitter's languages of New York

(image: James Cheshire, Ed Manley and Oliver O’Brien)

The last three months on Foursquare | Foursquare

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The last trhree months on Foursquare

(image:Foursquare )

Warming World | New Scientist

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Warming World

(image: New Scientist)

A New Age of Exploration | National Geographic

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic A New Age of Exploration

(image: National Geographic)

American Homes Through the Decades | Trulia

Partial screen capture of the interactive map,  American Homes Through the Decades

(image: American Homes Through the Decades | Trulia)

L.A. street quality grades | LA Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive map, L.A. street quality grades

(image: L.A. street quality grades | LA Times)

Chesapeake Bay Grasses | Stamen

Partial screen capture of the interactive map, Chesapeake Bay Grasses

(image: Chesapeake Bay Grasses | Stamen)

The Global Transition to a New Economy | New Economics Institute

Partial screen capture of the interactive map, The Global Transition to a New Economy

(imagem: The Global Transition to a New Economy | New Economics Institute)

Homicides in the District | The Washington Post

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Homicides in the District

(image:The Washington Post )

Philadelphia Homicides 2006-2012 | Mark Headd

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Philadelphia Homicides 2006-2012

(image:Mark Headd )

The state of the Swiss forest | National Forest Inventory

Partial screen capture of the interactive map,  The state of the Swiss forest

(imagem: The state of the Swiss forest | National Forest Inventory)

Map of the Dead | Doejo

Partial screen capture of the interactive map, Map of the Dead

(image: Map of the Dead | Doejo)

The Geography of Hate | Floating Sheep

Partial screen capture of the interactive map, The Geography of Hate

(image: The Geography of Hate | Floating Sheep)

Timelapse | Google

Partial screen capture of the interactive map, Timelapse

(image: Timelapse | Google)

Cicada Tracker | Radio Lab

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Cicada Tracker

(image: Radio Lab)

Swarmageddon: America’s periodical cicadas | New Scientist

Partial screen capture of the interactive map, Swarmageddon, America's periodical cicadas

(image: Swarmageddon, America’s periodical cicadas | New Scientist)

A Century of Cicadas | The New York Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographicA Century of Cicadas

(image: The New York Times)

The incredible rise of migrants’ remittances | Tages Woche

Partial screen capture of the interactive map, The incredible rise of migrants' remittances

(image: The incredible rise of migrants’ remittances | Tages Woche)

World’s most extraordinary species mapped for the first time | The Guardian

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic World's most extraordinary species mapped for the first time

(image: The Guardian)

Assessing the Damage Along the Tornado’s Path in Oklahoma | The New York Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Assessing the Damage Along the Tornado’s Path in Oklahoma

(image: The New York Times)

How Safe Is Your Hospital? | Kuow

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic How Safe Is Your Hospital?

(image: Kuow)

Android Errors in Real Time | Bug Sense

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Android Errors in Real Time

(image: Bug Sense)

Sea of Steel | The Washington Post

Partial screencapture of the interactive infographic Sea of Steel | The Washington Post

(image: Sea of Steel | The Washington Post)

America’s deadly tornadoes | NewScientis

 Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic America's deadly tornadoes

(image: NewScienti)

Charting Syria’s civil war | NewScientist

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Charting Syria's civil war

(image: NewScientist)

Mon Quartier

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map Mon Quartier

(image: Mon Quartier)

History of Australian bushfires | The Guardian

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic History of Australian bushfires

(image: The Guardian)

Split country: Dunkin’ vs. Starbucks | Boston.com

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Split country Dunkin' vs. Starbucks

(image: Boston.com)

Adapting to Climate Change | WWF

 Partial screen capture of the interactive map, Adaptation to Climate Change

(image: Adapting to ClimateChange | WWF)

A month of Citi Bike | The New Yorker

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic A month of Citi Bike

(image: The New Yorker)

US Import and Export Tourism data | PackerShack

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic US Import and Export Tourism data

(image: PackerShack)

State of the OpenStreetMap | MapBox

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic State of the OpenStreetMap

(image: MapBox)

Global Peace Index | Vision of Humanity

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Global Peace Index

(image: Vision of Humanity)

Data Paris

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Data Paris

(image: Data Paris)

New Maps and a New Plan for New York | ProPublica

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic New Maps and a New Plan for New York

(image: ProPublica)

Wikipedia Worldview

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Wikipedia Worldview

(image: Wikipedia Worldview)

Sub-national conflicts in Asia from 1947 to 2010 | The Asia Foundation

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Sub-national conflicts in Asia from 1947 to 2010

(image: The Asia Foundation)

MBTA Bus Speeds | bostonography.com

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic MBTA Bus Speeds

(image: bostonography.com)

Amsterdam Campus | Jan Willem Tulp

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Amsterdam Campus

(image: Jan Willem Tulp)

 

That’s it for today’s selection. Don’t miss the second part, next week, with more interactive maps that stood-out in 2013!

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