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.
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,
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.
And now the remaining picks of the week:
America’s most endangered rivers of 2015 | The National Geographic
How the Twittersphere reacted to the death of Mr Lee Kuan Yew | The Straits Times
How Much Water Californians Use at Home | The New York Times
Mentions of Real-World Locations within books | Lit Long – Location Visualiser
Where carbon emissions are greatest | The Washington Post
Energy Explorer | Metro Vancouver
A month of lightning | MapBox
The wide swaths of America with few options for high-speed Internet | National Journal
Yale Climate Opinion Maps | Yale Project on Climate Change Communication
Vector Map | Mapzen
Gay Marriage State by State: A Trickle Became a Torrent | The New York Times
Save the Arctic – The Crossing | Greenpeace
Chicago crime data with Turf | MapBox
The Rainforest Alliance’s global reach | The Guardian
Which Flight Will Get You There Fastest? | FiveThirtyEight
Moscow’s Velobike bike sharing network | Andrey Karmatsky
UFO sightings | Quantbait
Marijuana arrests in the District | The Washington Post
Mapping the spread of dams in the US | Michelle Chandra
Life after Guantanamo | The Washington Post
Birdwatching in the Spring | Público
NYC Singles Map | Jonathan Soma
Russia’s Endgame in Ukraine | The New York Times
Fans on the Move | Ticketbiz
NYC, the City That Never Sleeps | CartoDB
Foundation of Rio de Janeiro | 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!