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Fresh round up of interactive maps from the top online publishers

March 11, 2015

We did posted a lot of recommended reads recently about cartography, data visualization and journalism, but there’s always room from some more exciting news, such as this one from CartoDB: Full integration with WordPress.

If you are a CartoDB user and want to build a website to share your maps, WordPress is now a great option for you. Read the full announcement here, and lets move on to our highlights of the week:

MH370 One Year On: What we know | Esri UK

A year after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared, comes this interactive narrative by Esri, looking at the timeline of events and examining what is being done to solve the mystery.

Partial screen capture of the interactive map MH370 One Year On What we know
(image: Esri UK)

The first ten years of OpenStreetMap | Mapbox

One that was already mentioned here on Visualoop, but even so, we couldn’t leave it out of this roundup. In the first 10 years of OpenStreetMap, hundreds of thousands of people have mapped 25 million miles of roads in every country in the world. Here is a look back at how the most detailed map of the world started, by Eric Fischer.

10 years of OpenStreetMap

SF Tweet Data | Nick Shelton

Using WebGL, Nick Shelton has mapped 15,000 Tweets (from Jan 2015), showing the density of San Francisco’s Twitter data as a 3d histogram. It also includes 3d terrain, neighborhood boundaries and population data. Impressive work – and another great tip from Maps Mania.

Partial screen capture of the interactive map SF Tweet Data
(image: Nick Shelton)

And here are all the picks of the week:

Mapping Religious Adherence in the US | Kyle Walker

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Mapping Religious Adherence in the US
(image: Kyle Walker)

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D.C. snow emergency routes | The Washington Post

Partial screen capture of the interactive map D.C. snow emergency routes
(image: The Washington Post)

Gas stations in DF, Mexico | Animal Politico

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Gas stations in DF, Mexico
(image: Animal Politico)

Where Do Americans Watch Movies? | Esri

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Where Do Americans Watch Movies?
(image: Esri)

(Via)

Street Pew

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Street Pew
(image: Street Pew)

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What Cookie Are You Getting | Los Angeles Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive map What Cookie Are You Getting
(image: Los Angeles Times)

One year on from MH370, all the planes which have disappeared since 1948 | The Telegraph

Partial screen capture of the interactive map One year on from MH370, all the planes which have disappeared since 1948
(image: The Telegraph)

GeoMood | Sebastian Gräf

Partial screen capture of the interactive map GeoMood
(image: Sebastian Gräf)

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The world’s most corrupt officials | The Telegraph

Partial screen capture of the interactive map The world's most corrupt officials
(image: The Telegraph)

Low Power FM Stations | CartoDB

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Low Power FM Stations
(image: CartoDB)

One Dot For Every Voter | WBEZ

Partial screen capture of the interactive map One Dot For Every Voter
(image: WBEZ)

Obesity in America | Analytics Wagner

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Obesity in America
(image: Analytics Wagner)

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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 in a couple of weeks!

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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