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100 interactive maps of 2014 - II

More storytelling and visualization with digital cartography in 2014

January 14, 2015

Welcome to the second part of our humble selection of 100 favorite interactive maps of 2014, a post that we begun last week. And like we said back then, even by dividing this post in two parts, the sense of being overwhelmed by each one is somewhat unavoidable.

In case you missed the previous posts of this series:

Adding to our previous remarks about how an exciting year 2014 was for digital cartography, we’d like to mention the wonderful curating efforts of Maps Mania‘s Keir Clarke – one of the regular sources for our weekly round ups -, and the overall sense that we are witnessing an increase in blogs related to cartography and mapping technology. We wouldn’t call it a “trend”, but we sure hope that 2015 confirms this.

And now, without further ado, here is the second part of this selection with our favorite interactive maps of 2014:

Losing Ground | ProPublica

 Partial screen capture of the interactive map Losing Ground
(image: ProPublica)

Global Soundscapes Map | Global Soundscape

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Global Soundscapes Map
(image: Global Soundscape)

Doughnut holes in international waters | Dmitriy Skougarevskiy

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Doughnut holes in international waters
(image: Dmitriy Skougarevskiy)

NikeFuel Weather activity | Fathom

Partial screen capture of the interactive map NikeFuel Weather activity
(image: Fathom)

Strava Global Heatmap | Strava

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Strava Global Heatmap
(image: Strava)

Where Do the Guns Traced in Your State Come From? | ProPublica

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Where Do the Guns Traced in Your State Come From?
(image: ProPublica)

D-Day, the Invasion of Normandy | Esri France

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map D-Day, the Invasion of Normandy
(image: Esri France)

Global Peace Index 2014 | Visions of Humanity

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Global Peace Index 2014
(image: Visions of Humanity)

The Invasion of America | eHistory.org

Partial screen capture of the interactive map The Invasion of America
(image: eHistory.org)

OECD Regional Well-Being | OECD

Partial screen capture of the interactive map OECD Regional Well-Being
(image: OECD)

DataShine Census | DataShine

Partial screen capture of the interactive map DataShine Census
(image: DataShine)

MillionTrees NYC: Mortality Rate | WNYC

Partial screen capture of the interactive map MillionTrees NYC: Mortality Rate
(image: WNYC)

Safest and riskiest areas of New York’s subway system | NY Daily News

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Safest and riskiest areas of New York's subway system
(image: NY Daily News)

Accidental Skyline | Municipal Art Society of New York

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map Accidental Skyline
(image: Municipal Art Society of New York)

One week of carsharing in Milan | Density Design

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map One week of carsharing in Milan
(image: Density Design)

Where Are the Hardest Places to Live in the U.S.? | The Upshot

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map Where Are the Hardest Places to Live in the U.S.
(image: The Upshot)

New York’s Shadow Transit | The New Yorker

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map New York’s Shadow Transit
(image: The New Yorker)

NYC Taxis: A Day in the Life | Chris Whong

Partial screen capture of the interactive map NYC Taxis: A Day in the Life
(image: Chris Whong)

Dynamic Economies Face Off in the South China Sea | Bloomberg Visual Data

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Dynamic Economies Face Off in the South China Sea
(image: Bloomberg Visual Data)

A global guide to the first world war | The Guardian

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic A global guide to the first world war
(image: The Guardian)

The state of Africa | The Washington Post

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map The state of Africa
(image: The Washington Post)

Fires in the Amazon | InfoAmazonia

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Fires in the Amazon
(image: InfoAmazonia)

Mapping the Spread of the Military’s Surplus Gear | The New York Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map Mapping the Spread of the Military’s Surplus Gear
(image: The New York Times)

Serendipity | Spotify

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Serendipity
(image: Spotify)

Git Live | Github

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Git Live
(image: Github)

The Growing Blue-State Diaspora | The New York Times/The Upshot

Partial screen capture of the interactive map The Growing Blue-State Diaspora
(image: The New York Times/The Upshot)

MeteoEarth | MeteoGroup

Partial screen capture of the interactive map MeteoEarth
(image: MeteoGroup)

The city’s scar | Berliner Morgenpost

Partial screen capture of the interactive map The city's scar
(image: Berliner Morgenpost)

Luminocity 3D | Duncan Smith

 Partial screen capture of the interactive map Luminocity 3D
(image: Duncan Smith)

How the Air Campaign Against ISIS Grew | The New York Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive map How the Air Campaign Against ISIS Grew
(image: The New York Times)

Africa’s Food Challenge| National Geographic

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Africa's Food Challenge
(image: National Geographic)

The Great Rip Off | Global Witness

Partial screen capture of the interactive map The Great Rip Off
(image: Global Witness)

The divided country | Die Zeit

Partial screen capture of the interactive map The divided country
(image: Die Zeit)

Urban Layers | Global Rankings Map

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map Urban Layers
(image: Morphocode)

Welcome to the Anthropocene | The Smithsonian Institute

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Welcome to the Anthropocene
(image: The Smithsonian Institute)

The NYC Landord Watchlist | The Public Advocate for the City of New York

Partial screen capture of the interactive map The NYC Landord Watchlist
(image: The Public Advocate for the City of New York)

Time-lapses of major protest sites in Hong Kong | South China Morning Post

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Time-lapses of major protest sites in Hong Kong
(image: South China Morning Post)

#NFL fan map | Twitter

Partial screen capture of the interactive map #NFL fan map
(image: Twitter)

The most detailed maps you’ll see from yesterday’s Senate Elections | The Upshot

Partial screen capture of the interactive map The most detailed maps you'll see from yesterday's Senate Elections
(image: The Upshot)

Victims of the Berlin Wall | RTVE

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Victims of the Berlin Wall
(image: RTVE)

Cities | IIED

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Cities
(image: IIED)

Journalists killed | Reuters

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Journalists killed
(image: Reuters)

#Deutschland25 | Google

Partial screen capture of the interactive map #Deutschland25
(image: Google)

Mansholt, Landscape in Perspective | Bert Spaan

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Mansholt, Landscape in Perspective
(image: Bert Spaan)

NYC Taxi Holiday Visualization | Image Work

Partial screen capture of the interactive map NYC Taxi Holiday Visualization
(image: Image Work)

Misery Map | FlightAware

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Misery Map
(image: FlightAware)

Flights over Queens | Kristen Grady

Partial screen capture of interactive map Flights over Queens
(image: Kristen Grady)

Explore the Ecological Tapestry of the World | U.S. Geological Survey and Esri

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map Explore the Ecological Tapestry of the World
(image: U.S. Geological Survey and Esri)

Norwegian authorities being monitored | Aftenposten

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map Norwegian authorities being monitored
(image: Aftenposten)

California Drought Visualized with Open Data | United States Geological Society

Partial screen capture of the interactive map California Drought Visualized with Open Data
(image: United States Geological Society)

 

Next week we’ll be back with our usual round ups of interactive maps, now showing the first set launched in 2015 that caught our attention.

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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