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100 interactive maps of 2014 - I

Find out all the amazing pieces of digital cartography that came out of 2014

January 7, 2015

It sure took us some time, but here it is: the list with our 100 favorite interactive maps of 2014. And as it happened with our selection of interactive visualizations, you’ll see here projects that were chosen among the thousands highlighted week after week, in our Digital Cartography round ups. So, this is not the “best maps of 2014″, since we are not taking in consideration the ones that we didn’t feature on Visualoop.

In case you missed them, here are the post with our favorites of 2014 we published so far:

The use of maps by online publishers continued to grow in 2014, with new tools making it easy to tell stories and projects that defied the boundaries of what cartography is in this Digital Age. Experimental works, data art and research projects are well represented in this post, that we broke in two parts to make it a bit less overwhelming – without much success, we must honestly say. There’s just too many great projects out there.

Here is the first part of this selection:

Earth Wind Map | Cameron Beccario

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Earth Wind Map
(image: Cameron Beccario)

An urban world | Unicef

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic An urban world
(image: Unicef)

Syria: The shaping of a nation, then and now | The Washington Post

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Syria: The shaping of a nation, then and now
(image: The Washington Post)

The Refugee Project | Hyperakt and Ekene Ijeoma

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The Refugee Project
(image: Hyperakt and Ekene Ijeoma)

TV News | Archive.org

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic TV News
(image: Archive.org)

Transport Buzz | Transport API

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Transport tweets around Glasgow
(image: Transport API)

Freshy Maps | Chris Helm, Brendan Heberton, Jason Fox

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Freshy Maps
(image: Chris Helm, Brendan Heberton, Jason Fox)

Mapping Poverty in America | The New York Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Mapping Poverty in America
(image: The New York Times)

The Endless Atlas | dopolavoro

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The Endless Atlas
(image: dopolavoro)

In Flight | The Guardian

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic In Flight
(image: The Guardian)

Don’t Fly Drones Here (updated) | Mapbox

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Don’t Fly Drones Here
(image: Mapbox)

Ferguson When And Where: An Audio Map | St Louis Public radio

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Ferguson When And Where: An Audio Map
(image: St Louis Public radio)

A world of immigrants | El País

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic A world of immigrants
(image: El País)

Taking New York’s Vitals | BKLYNR

 Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Taking New York's Vitals
(image: BKLYNR)

Sochi Medal Count | The Wall Street Journal

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic map Sochi Medal Count
(image: The Wall Street Journal)

Rental Prices in Berlin | Berliner Morgenpost

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic map Rental Prices in Berlin
(image: Berliner Morgenpost)

The pleasant places to live | Kelly Norton

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic map The pleasant places to live
(image: Kelly Norton)

Two weeks of #Sochi2014 in 60 seconds | CartoDB

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Two weeks of #Sochi2014 in 60 seconds
(image: CartoDB)

The Detroit Building Age Map | WDWOT

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The Detroit Building Age Map
(image: WDWOT)

Live from Space | National Geographic

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Live from Space
(image: National Geographic)

Migrations Map | Martin De Wulf

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Migrations Map
(image: Martin De Wulf)

Worldwide Population | Road to Larissa

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic map Worldwide Population | Road to Larissa
(image: Road to Larissa)

Ukraine vs Russia | Público

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic map Ukraine vs Russia  | Público
(image: Público)

London’s rail system in 60 seconds | The Guardian

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic London's rail system in 60 seconds | The Guardian
(image: The Guardian)

Here Here | Future Social Experiences (FuSE) Labs

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Here Here
(image: Cadener SER)

HubCab | MIT Senseable City Lab

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic HubCab
(image: MIT Senseable City Lab)

The sounds of 11-M | Cadener SER

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The sounds of 11-M
(image: Cadener SER)

Traffic Tickets in NYC | WNYC

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Traffic Tickets in NYC
(image: WNYC)

How Quickly Did Your Country Adopt the Internet? | Esri

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic How Quickly Did Your Country Adopt the Internet
Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic How Quickly Did Your Country Adopt the Internet

San Francisco Crimespotting | Stamen Design

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic San Francisco Crimespotting
(image: Stamen Design)

Houses in the Path of the Washington Mudslide | The New York Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Houses in the Path of the Washington Mudslide
(image: The New York Times)

The Smoking Divide | The New York Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive map The Smoking Divide
(image: The New York Times)

MTA.me Conductor | Alexander Chen

Partial screen capture of the interactive MTA.me Conductor
(image: Alexander Chen)

Night Walk in Marseille | Google

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Night Walk in Marseille | Google
(image: Google)

Cyberthreat real-time map | Kapersky

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Cyberthreat real-time map | Kapersky
(image: Kapersky)

How the Upright Ape Conquered the World | NewScientist

Partial screen capture of the interactive map How the Upright Ape Conquered the World
(image: NewScientist)

The great war | 20minutos

Partial screen capture of the interactive map The great war | 20minutos
(image: 20minutos)

Twenty-Five Years of Oil Spills | Bloomberg Businessweek

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Twenty-Five Years of Oil Spills | Bloomberg Businessweek
(image: Bloomberg Businessweek)

World Airports Voronoi | Jason Davies

Partial screen capture of the interactive map World Airports Voronoi
(image: Jason Davies)

How Brazilian Taxpayer Money Finances Construction Projects in the Amazon | InfoAmazonia

Partial screen capture of the interactive map How Brazilian Taxpayer Money Finances Construction Projects in the Amazon | InfoAmazonia
(image: InfoAmazonia)

The Migrants Files | Detective.io

Partial screen capture of the interactive map The Migrants Files | Detective.io
(image: Detective.io)

Unglobal Pulse | Global Pulse

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Unglobal Pulse | Global Pulse
(image: Global Pulse)

Independent coffee shops in San Francisco | YouAreHere

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Independent coffee shops in San Francisco
(image: YouAreHere)

Austerity Map | Financial Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Austerity Map
(image: Financial Times)

Big Time BCN map | Big Time BCN

Partial screen capture of the interactive  Big Time BCN map
(image: Big Time BCN)

Biking from Place to Place | DataScope

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map Biking from Place to Place
(image: DataScope)

Terrorist attacks worldwide 1970-2012 | Michael Truong

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map Terrorist attacks worldwide 1970-2012
(image: Michael Truong)

Map My Retirement | Prudential

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map My Retirement
(image: Prudential)

A Map of Baseball Nation | The Upshot

Partial screen capture of the interactive A Map of Baseball Nation
(image: The Upshot)

Urban Tree Canopy | National Geographic

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Urban Tree Canopy
(image: National Geographic)

 

Don’t miss next week the second part of this 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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