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May 13, 2015

Wednesday is usually the day, here on Visualoop, that is dedicated to interactive maps, with our regular round ups featuring the latest projects that came to our way. But before we move on to our picks of the week – and some inspiring highlighted projects – , we’d like to point you to this guest post by Brooklyn-based Jill Hubley that we published yesterday.

Jill is one of the several designers/developers that shared the making-of such great visualizations with our audiience, and it goes without saying that you can also do it, in case you have created an interesting, engaging and informative project. Just let us know, and we’ll be happy to send you details.

Now, check out our highlights:

Homicide Monitor | Igarape Institute

Our opening pick comes from the folks over at Igarape Institute – the same that made this amazing visualization of arms trafficking in the world, a couple of years back. According to the website, the Homicide Monitor is the most comprehensive publicly available dataset on murder in the world. It is a data-driven data visualization tool designed to show the distribution, dimensions and dynamics of homicidal violence in an interactive and accessible manner. Since homicidal violence is concentrated in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Monitor includes additional information at the national, state and city scale. The data visualization was developed in partnership with the Open Society Foundations (OSF), the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and Periscopic.

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Homicide Monitor
(image: Igarape Institute)

Deaths at the Borders of Southern Europe | University of Amsterdam

Still in the midst of the tragedy that killed hundreds of immigrants trying to reach Europe, comes this interactive visualization. The Deaths at the Borders Database is the first collection of official, state-produced evidence on people who died while attempting to reach southern EU countries from the Balkans, the Middle East, and North & West Africa, and whose bodies were found in or brought to Europe. Each of the dots in the chart corresponds to one dead migrant documented by local authorities in Italy, Malta, Spain, Gibraltar and Greece, from 1990 to 2013.

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Deaths at the Borders of Southern Europe
(image: University of Amsterdam)

Amsterdam Growing Over Time | City of Amsterdam

After writing about how he’s been waiting for someone to create an animated map of building age data, in order to show a city growing over time, Keir Clarke received this present from the map team at the City of Amsterdam. The animated map illustrates how the city of Amsterdam has developed and grown from a few houses in the 17th century into the dynamic city it is today.

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Amsterdam Growing Over Time
(image: City of Amsterdam)

And the remaining picks of the week:

UK 2015 general election results in full | The Guardian

Partial screen capture of the interactive map UK 2015 general election results in full
(image: The Guardian)

St Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs on Twitter | CartoDB / MLB

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map St Louis Cardinals vs Chicago Cubs on Twitter
(image: CartoDB / MLB)

God and money | The New Zealand Herald

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map God and money
(image: The New Zealand Herald)

The ultimate cheesy map of France | OpenDataSoft

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map The ultimate cheesy map of France
(image: City of Amsterdam)

(Via Maps Mania)

Housing Plans | City of Amsterdam

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map Housing Plans
(image: City of Amsterdam)

(Via Maps Mania)

Social Sports Map | Stats Social

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map Social Sports Map
(image: Stats Social)

Lichtenstein map | Katie Kowalsky

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map Lichtenstein map
(image: Katie Kowalsky)

(Via Maps Mania)

Philly Bike Racks | Andrew Thompson

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map Philly Bike Racks
(image: Andrew Thompson)

(Via)

Native-land.ca | Victor Gerard Temprano

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map Native-land.ca
(image: Victor Gerard Temprano)

(Via Maps Mania)

Secure Communities Removals by County, 2008-2015 | Center for Immigration Studies

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Secure Communities Removals by County, 2008-2015
(image: Center for Immigration Studies)

National Park Image Gallery | Tanner Geo

Partial screen capture of the interactive map National Park Image Gallery
(image: Tanner Geo)

(Via Maps Mania)

Flight Paths Tracker | Berliner Morgenpost

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map Flight Paths Tracker
(image: Berliner Morgenpost)

China’s scramble for Eurasia | Foreign Policy

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map China's scramble for Eurasia
(image: Foreign Policy)

 

That’s it for today’s round up, 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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