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Digital Cartography [82]

Examples of interactive maps applied to storytelling, journalism and marketing

December 10, 2014

Here’s a great announcement to kick-off this edition of Digital Cartography: a couple of days ago (8), CartoDB officially launched its Startup Grant initiative, through which they will fund interesting and promising startups working on exciting projects that are at the early stages of growth.

We’ve seen, week after week how many interesting projects are being developed using CartoDB Editor, Platform, and Services, so if you think your startup could benefit from any of these, then apply for a CartoDB Startup Grant here.

Let’s now move on to our prime picks in today’s Digital Cartography:

Six billion tweets | Eric Fischer

Mapping artist Eric Fischer has been tracking geotagged tweets from Twitter’s public API for the last three and a half years. There are about 10 million public geotagged tweets every day, which is about 120 per second, up from about 3 million a day when he first started watching. The accumulated history adds up to nearly three terabytes of compressed JSON and is growing by four gigabytes a day. Here is what those 6,341,973,478 tweets look like on a map, at any scale you want, and in this post Eric shows how he made it.

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Six billion tweets
(image: Eric Fischer)

Where the Middle-Class is prospering | Tages Anzeiger Datenblog

This interactive map depicts situation of the Middle Class in Switzerland, using as basic comparative indicators the average income and the GINI index. The page in German, but here’s the Google Translate link.

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Where the Middle-Class is prospering
(image: Tages Anzeiger Datenblog)

Global Open Data Index | Open Knowledge Foundation

The Global Open Data Index was created to provide an up-to-date and reliable guide to the state of global open data for policy-makers, researchers, journalists, activists and citizens. The first initiative of its kind, the Global Open Data Index is regularly updated and provides the most comprehensive snapshot available of the global state of open data. The Index is underpinned by a detailed annual survey of the state of open data run by Open Knowledge in collaboration with open data experts and communities around the world. This is the latest update.

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Global Open Data Index
(image: Open Knowledge Foundation)

And now, here are all the remaining interactive maps of the week:

One shooting, conflicting accounts | The Washington Post

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map The drought of the São Francisco
(image: The Washington Post)

Rivers Colored by the direction they flow | Andrew Hill

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Rivers Colored by the direction they flow
(image: Andrew Hill)

Hit-and-runs take a rising toll on cyclists | Los Angeles Times

 Partial screen capture of the interactive map Hit-and-runs take a rising toll on cyclists
(image: Los Angeles Times)

Missing persons in Mexico

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Missing persons in Mexico
(image: Missing persons in Mexico)

PTNT CrowdSpot map of Melbourne | Public Transport Not Traffic

Partial screen capture of the interactive map PTNT CrowdSpot map of Melbourne
(image: Public Transport Not Traffic)

Who we Are | School of Data

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Who we Are
(image: School of Data)

Birth of regional politics in Massachusetts | The Boston Globe

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Birth of regional politics in Massachusetts
(image: The Boston Globe)

Dakar 2015 | Mundo Deportivo

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Dakar 2015
(image: Mundo Deportivo)

Parteispenden | Wikopar

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Parteispenden
(image: Wikopar)

(Via Maps Mania)

Snow Plow Trucks in Newark | City of Newark

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Snow Plow Trucks in Newark
(image: City of Newark)

(Via Maps Mania)

Evidence of cross-border artillery attacks from Russia to Ukraine | Map Investigations

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Evidence of cross-border artillery attacks from Russia to Ukraine
(image: Map Investigations)

(Via Maps Mania)

The Happiness Map | La Voz del Interior

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map The Happiness Map
(image: La Voz del Interior)

Sports violence in Spain | Marca

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Sports violence in Spain
(image: Marca)
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Job market analysis | MSGooroo

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Job market analysis
(image: MS Gooroo)

 

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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