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May 20, 2015

Welcome to our selection of interactive maps, where we try top bring to you the latest projects that came to our attention. As as it usually happens, this is quite a diverse round up, both in terms of publishers and in topics addressed. You’ll see the major news portals, sure, like the New York Times or the Wall Street Journal. But also from less known online publications, and even universities and companies such as Twitter.

Let’s start with our highlights:

Travic | GeOps / University of Freiburg

Visualizations of public transportation systems are far from being new, but here’s one that we think we should share. Swiss-German IT firm GeOps has collaborated with the University of Freiburg on an interactive map of over 200 of the world’s major mass transit systems, incorporating public data feeds offered by train and bus operators to show everything moving in almost real time. Nice tip by Chris Ziegler, over at The Verge.

 Partial screen capture of the interactive map Travic
(image: GeOps / University of Freiburg)

A Musical Map of New York City | The Wall Street Journal

Another common subject when it comes to interactive mapping, and this time from The Wall Street Journal. In the related article, Elliott Ramos explains how this map was done: “TouchTunes, a New York-based e-jukebox vendor that serves more than 70,000 businesses in the U.S. and Europe shared data from over 500 publicly-accessible city venues with The Wall Street Journal, for the year ended February 2015.” You can explore the top 10 songs and artists for each New York City ZIP Code.

Partial screen capture of the interactive map A Musical Map of New York City
(image: The Wall Street Journal)

How Your Hometown Affects Your Chances of Marriage | The Upshot

After showing last week that the place where Americans grow up affects their future income, David Leonhardt and Kevin Quealy explored a new data set that reveals that the place of growing up also has implications in the odds of marrying.

Partial screen capture of the interactive map How Your Hometown Affects Your Chances of Marriage
(image: The Upshot)

Here are the picks of the week:

Transparency Report | Twitter

 Partial screen capture of the interactive map Transparency Report
(image: Twitter)

NYC’s Household Density | WNYC

Partial screen capture of the interactive map NYC's Household Density
(image: WNYC)

Spain in numbers | El Español

 Partial screen capture of the interactive map Spain in numbers
(image: El Español)

Los Angeles Area: Snapshot of natural gas leaks | Environmental Defense Fund

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Los Angeles Area: Snapshot of natural gas leaks
(image: Environmental Defense Fund)

(Via Maps Mania)

Major discrepancies | StreetEasy

 Partial screen capture of the interactive map Major discrepancies
(image: StreetEasy)

London food hygiene | Caelum Contracts

Partial screen capture of the interactive map London food hygiene
(image: Caelum Contracts)

(Via)

Southeast Asian Migrant Crisis | Foreign Policy

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Southeast Asian Migrant Crisis
(image: Foreign Policy)

(Via Maps Mania)

Amtrak Northeast Regional trains speed | MapBox

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Amtrak Northeast Regional trains speed
(image: MapBox)

Village Development Committee VDC Map Maker | MapAction

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Village Development Committee VDC Map Maker
(image: MapAction)

Everyvine map | Everyvine

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Everyvine map
(image: Everyvine)

(Via Maps Mania)

Routes to enter Europe | 20minutos

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Routes to enter Europe
(image: 20minutos)

Which countries have the most female MPs? | The Telegraph

 Partial screen capture of the interactive map Which countries have the most female MPs?
(image: The Telegraph)

 

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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