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Interactive maps published recently by the top online publishers

April 8, 2015

It’s been a couple of weeks since our latest Digital Cartography issue, so it goes without saying that this is one of those lengthy round ups.Lots of interesting and engaging maps from top online publishers, and of course, a huge shout out to Keir Clarke’s Maps Mania, that makes it really easy to keep track of the vast amount of interactive maps being published. We interviewed Keir a while ago, but it’s in times like these, in which you aren’t always online, that these curating efforts really show how valuable they are.

Today’s post includes many of Maps Mania’s showcased examples, plus several others that were submitted by our community. If you’d like to have an interactive map featured in this weekly column, just send us a message.

Here are our highlights:

Bet 2015 map

The UK general election is now only one month away, and Keir Clarke shared two recent maps that were not produced by news outlets or political parties, but by betting companies, showing who the betting markets think will win the UK election. The Bet 2015 map (below) predicts that the Labour Party will win exactly one more seat than the Conservative Party.

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Bet 2015 map
(image: Bet 2015)

The Internet you don’t know | Japan Registry Services

Also featured on Maps Mania, this creative promotional map was developed by Japan Registry Services. Worth checking, especially because the use of video,

Partial screen capture of the interactive map The Internet you don't know
(image: Japan Registry Services)

Game of Thrones: The Kingsroadmap – An interactive journey through seasons 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 | Direct TV

The new season of Game of Thrones premieres next Sunday, April 12 on HBO, and to assinalate the fact, DirectTV created this interactive map of the Game of Thrones Known World, that allows you to pick any episode, and chronologically follow the characters and events that took place at every location featured in that episode. Tip by Shane Ryan, over at Paste Magazine.

 Partial screen capture of the interactive map Game of Thrones The Kingsroadmap
(image: Direct TV)

And now the remaining picks of the week:

America’s most endangered rivers of 2015 | The National Geographic

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Mentions of Real-World Locations within books
(image: The National Geographic)

How the Twittersphere reacted to the death of Mr Lee Kuan Yew | The Straits Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive map How the Twittersphere reacted to the death of Mr Lee Kuan Yew
(image: The Straits Times)

How Much Water Californians Use at Home | The New York Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive map How Much Water Californians Use at Home
(image: The New York Times)

Mentions of Real-World Locations within books | Lit Long – Location Visualiser

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Mentions of Real-World Locations within books
(image: Lit Long – Location Visualiser)

(Via)

Where carbon emissions are greatest | The Washington Post

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map Toronto Where carbon emissions are greatest
(image: The Washington Post)

Energy Explorer | Metro Vancouver

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Energy Explorer
(image: Metro Vancouver)

(Via)

A month of lightning | MapBox

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map A month of lightning
(image: MapBox)

The wide swaths of America with few options for high-speed Internet | National Journal

Partial screen capture of the interactive map The wide swaths of America with few options for high-speed Internet
(image: National Journal)

Yale Climate Opinion Maps | Yale Project on Climate Change Communication

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Yale Climate Opinion Maps
(image: Yale Project on Climate Change Communication)

(Via)

Vector Map | Mapzen

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map Vector Map
(image: Mapzen)

(Via)

Gay Marriage State by State: A Trickle Became a Torrent | The New York Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map Gay Marriage State by State: A Trickle Became a Torrent
(image: The New York Times)

Save the Arctic – The Crossing | Greenpeace

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map Save the Arctic - The Crossing
(image: Greenpeace)

(Via)

Chicago crime data with Turf | MapBox

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map Chicago crime data with Turf
(image: MapBox)

The Rainforest Alliance’s global reach | The Guardian

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map The Rainforest Alliance's global reach
(image: The Guardian)

Which Flight Will Get You There Fastest? | FiveThirtyEight

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map Which Flight Will Get You There Fastest?
(image: FiveThirtyEight)

Moscow’s Velobike bike sharing network | Andrey Karmatsky

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map Moscow's Velobike bike sharing network
(image: Andrey Karmatsky)

(Via)

UFO sightings | Quantbait

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map UFO sightings
(image: Quantbait)

Marijuana arrests in the District | The Washington Post

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map Marijuana arrests in the District
(image: The Washington Post)

Mapping the spread of dams in the US | Michelle Chandra

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Mapping the spread of dams in the US
(image: Michelle Chandra)

Life after Guantanamo | The Washington Post

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Life after Guantanamo
(image: The Washington Post)

Birdwatching in the Spring | Público

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Birdwatching in the Spring
(image: Público)

NYC Singles Map | Jonathan Soma

Partial screen capture of the interactive map NYC Singles Map
(image: Jonathan Soma)

(Via)

Russia’s Endgame in Ukraine | The New York Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Russia’s Endgame in Ukraine
(image: The New York Times)

Fans on the Move | Ticketbiz

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Fans on the Move
(image: Ticketbiz)

(Via)

NYC, the City That Never Sleeps | CartoDB

Partial screen capture of the interactive map NYC, the City That Never Sleeps
(image: CartoDB)

Foundation of Rio de Janeiro | Público

Partial screen capture of the interactive Foundation of Rio de Janeiro
(image: Público)

 

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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