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Another brand new series of regular posts, for all cartography fans out there

May 1, 2013

Each new month on Visual Loop usually means a new series of regular posts, and now that May is on its way, it’s time to uncover what we planned for our readers. Starting today, we’ll be featuring every Wednesday a quite specific type of visualization that is growing in popularity across the Internet, all over the World: Interactive Maps.

Of course, a great part of that popularity was motivated by the success of Google Maps technology, followed by the dissemination of Geographical Information Systems, being used to develop countless web-applications and visualizations. And in this section we’ll be showing off all sorts of recent Digital Cartography examples.

We’ve already touched this subject several times – our Interactive Inspiration series used to feature a bunch of maps, and every Monday you have the opportunity to look back in time, with the old charts presented in another one of our regular series, Vintage InfoDesign.

But it’s time to give the proper attention to this field here on Visual Loop – even with all the great resources out there, like Google Maps Mania, one of our top references in this topic. After all, Cartography is among the first branches of data visualization to make its way in our lives, with a powerful and historical effect in our evolution as a Society, as a Civilization. And centuries didn’t weaken that importance, on the contrary. Our columnist Bernardo Gutiérrez also talks about the role of digital cartography in his posts, you should definitively check them out.

As for us, it’s time to show the the first selection of interactive maps.

Hope you enjoy it!

 

Global Advanced Cyber Attack Landscape | Fire Eye

Partial screen capture of the interactive map, Global Advanced Cyber Attack Landscape
(image: Fire Eye)

The landscape of Computer Science professional development | University of Chicago

Partial screen capture of the interactive map,  The landscape of Computer Science professional development
(image: University of Chicago)

TweetMap ALPHA | Harvard University’s Center for Geographic Analysis

Partial screen capture of the interactive map, TweetMap ALPHA
(image: Harvard University’s Center for Geographic Analysis)

(Via Information Aesthetics)

Political Risk map | AON

Partial screen capture of the interactive map, Political Risk Map
(image: AON)

Nationwide High-Speed data and Cellular Coverage | SouthernLink

Partial screen capture of the interactive map, Nationwide High-Speed data and Cellular Coverage
(image: SouthernLinc)

Climate Commons | Earth Journalism Network

Partial screen capture of the interactive map, Climate Commons
(image: Earth Journalism Network)

Explore Local Info in Nova York | Trulia

Partial screen capture of the interactive map, Explore Local Info in Nova York
(image: Trulia)

West, Texas Plant Explosion Local Impact Map | Esri

Partial screen capture of the interactive map, West, Texas Plant Explosion Local Impact Map
(image: Esri)

Taking Europe’s pulse | The Economist

Partial screen capture of the interactive map, Taking Europe's pulse
(image: The Economist)

The Mean Center of Population for the United States 1790 to 2010 | US Census Bureau

Partial screen capture of the interactive map,  The Mean Center of Population for the United States 1790 to 2010
(image: US Census Bureau

(Via Google Maps Mania)

United Kingdom Peace Index | Visions of Humanity

Partial screen capture of the interactive map, United Kingdom Peace Index
(image: Visions of Humanity)

Argentinian Census| La Nácion

Partial screen capture of the interactive map, Argentinian Census
(image: La Nacion)

In Harm’s Way: Crossing Paths With Keystone | Huffington Post

Partial screen capture of the interactive map, Crossing Paths With Keystone
(image: The Huffington Post)

Big Data Jobs Around the Nation | Chris Dannen

Partial screen capture of the interactive map, Big Data Jobs Around the Nation
(image: Fast Company Labs)

State Solar Jobs | The Solar Foundation

Partial screen capture of the interactive map, State Solar Jobs
(image: The Solar Foundation)

Global Gender Gap Index | World Economic Forum

Partial screen capture of the interactive map, Global Gender Gap Index
(image: World Economic Forum)

Ministério Publico Federal’s presence | Ministério Publico Federal

Partial screen capture of the interactive map, Ministério Publico Federal's presence
(image: Ministério Publico Federal)

 

That’s it for today! You can also send your recommendations for interactive maps to be featured here, just send us a message on Twitter or Facebook with the link. And we’ll be back next Wednesday with another round-up!

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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