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Digital Cartography [71]

Storytelling and news reporting with interactive maps

September 24, 2014

Lots of interesting mapping projects, in this edition of Digital Cartography, from some of the top graphics desks out there, including The New York Times (the Upshot’s latest map is just great), The Washington Post, BBC, The Guardian, El Pais and Al Jazeera, among many others.

Our opening picks, however, go to some of the projects recognized at FOSS4G 2014 – something that we’ve already mention here. Now, with all the talks made available online, we thought it would be nice to include some of the winners of the best open source maps of the past year. You can browse all the projects at FOSS4G’s online Map Gallery.

Mars Terrain | Justin P. Peters

Mars open data mapping - Terrain view
(image: Chris Herwig)

Indiana Map | Justin P. Peters

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Indiana Map
(image: Justin P. Peters)

Denmark National Lidar Showcase | Septima Labs

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Denmark National Lidar Showcase
(image: Septima Labs)

PDX Transit Map | MapMashRecipe

Partial screen capture of the interactive map PDX Transit Map
(image: MapMashRecipe)

USA County Max Temperatures from 1979-2011 | Chris Helm, Brendan Heberton

 Partial screen capture of the interactive map USA County Max Temperatures from 1979-2011
(image: Chris Helm, Brendan Heberton)

Flooding Risk From Climate Change, Country by Country | The Upshot

Partial screen capture of the interactive Flooding Risk From Climate Change, Country by Country
(image: The Upshot)

Scotland’s interactive TweetMap | BBC

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Scotland's interactive TweetMap
(image: BBC)

How Scotland voted | Reuters

Partial screen capture of the interactive map How Scotland voted
(image: Reuters)

‘Stop-and-Frisk’ Is All but Gone From New York | The New York Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive map ‘Stop-and-Frisk’ Is All but Gone From New York
(image: The New York Times)

Beltway battle lines: Mapping Nationals-Orioles fandom | The Washington Post

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Beltway battle lines: Mapping Nationals-Orioles fandom
(image: The Washington Post)

Mapping the midfield: Where Redskins-Ravens fandom falls on a map | The Washington Post

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Mapping the midfield: Where Redskins-Ravens fandom falls on a map
(image: The Washington Post)

Carbon map – which countries are responsible for climate change? | The Guardian

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Carbon map – which countries are responsible for climate change?
(image: The Guardian)

A new view of the housing boom and bust | Urban Institute

Partial screen capture of the interactive map A new view of the housing boom and bust
(image: Urban Institute)

Brazil’s election map | IG

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Brazil's election map
(image: IG)

The Simpsons Map | Playgis

Partial screen capture of the interactive map The Simpsons Map
(image: Playgis)

(Via Google Maps Mania)

China’s Uighur unrest | Al Jazeera

Partial screen capture of the interactive map China's Uighur unrest
(image: Al Jazeera)

The Audubon Report at a Glance | National Audubon Society

Partial screen capture of the interactive map The Audubon Report at a Glance
(image: National Audubon Society)

Water testing results in Toronto | The Star

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Water testing results in Toronto
(image: The Star)

(Via Tableau Viz of the Day)

Rates of Unsafe Levels of Fecal Coliform | I Quant NY

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Rates of Unsafe Levels of Fecal Coliform
(image: I Quant NY)

Pope Francis’ International Visits | La Stampa

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Pope Francis' International Visits
(image: La Stampa)

(Via Google Maps Mania)

Where the terrorism raids occurred | ABC

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Where the terrorism raids occurred
(image: ABC)

BR-158 | Estado de S. Paulo

Partial screen capture of the interactive map BR-158
(image: Estado de S. Paulo)

Regional Air Pollution Map | The Straits Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Regional Air Pollution Map
(image: The Straits Times)

(Via Google Maps Mania)

World CO2 emissions | World Resources Institute

Partial screen capture of the interactive map World CO2 emissions
(image: World Resources Institute)

The cities of the Ebola witnesses | El País

Partial screen capture of the interactive map The cities of the Ebola witnesses
(image: El País)

World Animal Protection Map | World Animal Protection

Partial screen capture of the interactive map World Animal Protection Map
(image: World Animal Protection)

(Via Google Maps Mania)

Hiking & Biking in Italy | Italy Beyond The Obvious

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Hiking & Biking in Italy
(image: Italy Beyond The Obvious)

Women’s volleyball world cup | Estado de S. Paulo

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map Women's volleyball world cup
(image: Estado de S. Paulo)

 

That’s it for today’s Digital Cartography, but feel free to browse through hundreds of interactive maps on Pinterest. And we’ll be back next week!

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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