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Digital Cartography [4]

A hand-picked selection of interactive maps from all over the Internet

May 22, 2013

It’s not often you see a major update in a popular service being welcomed both by users and critics, but so far it’s what happening to the ‘new’ Google Maps – everyone who tried it, loved the new features. Google seems really decided to leave the competition behind, when it comes to online maps – although the visualizations featured in today’s selection include some created with different development platforms.

On a different topic, the organization of the ICC 2013 just opened a call for short papers (15 mins with 5 mins for questions) on aspects of research into design as it relates to web mapping for inclusion and 5 minute lightning talks that share an idea, open a debate or deal with a very specific issue. The ICC 2013 preconference workshop “Mapping in a digital world” is a one-day workshop that will explore practical themes relating to the design of effective online maps and information products; focusing on realtime, interactivity and design not only of the map but of the user interface and experience to support cartography.

The deadline for submissions is June, 30, and you can find more details here.

And here are the selected maps for today’s Digital Cartography:

 

World’s most extraordinary species mapped for the first time | The Guardian

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic World's most extraordinary species mapped for the first time
(image: The Guardian)

Assessing the Damage Along the Tornado’s Path in Oklahoma | The New York Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Assessing the Damage Along the Tornado’s Path in Oklahoma
(image: The New York Times)

Oklahoma tornado destroys elementary school | The Telegraph

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Oklahoma tornado destroys elementary school
(image: The Telegraph)

500 Years of Witnessed Meteors | Adam Pearce

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic500 Years of Witnessed Meteors
(image: Adam Pearce)

‘Inventing the Map': Frances Henshaw’s Book of Penmanship | Neatline.org

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic 'Inventing the Map' Frances Henshaw’s Book of Penmanship
(image: Neatline.org)

(Via Google Maps Mania)

US rendition: every suspected flight mapped | The Guardian

Partial screen capture of the infographic, US rendition
(image: The Guardian)

Welcome to San Francisco: Here’s where the cellphone thefts are | Info World

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Welcome to San Francisco Here's where the cellphone thefts are
(image: Info World)

Hour by hour: how the Dambusters raid unfolded| The Telegraph

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Hour by hour how the Dambusters raid unfolded
(image: The Telegraph)

How Safe Is Your Hospital? | Kuow

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic How Safe Is Your Hospital?
(image: Kuow)

GeoGuessr

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic GeoGuessr
(image: GeoGuessr)

Evolution of Credit Card Fraud in Europe | FICO

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Evolution of Credit Card Fraud in Europe
(image: FICO)

Six years of Sacramento County homicides, shootings | Sac Bee

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographicSix years of Sacramento County homicides, shootings
(image: Sac Bee)

How MN legislators voted on marriage for same-sex couples | Star Tribune

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic How MN legislators voted on marriage for same-sex couples
(image: Star Tribune)

Cleveland’s House of Terror | El Mundo

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Cleveland's House of Terror
(image: El Mundo)

Money train: Metra stops and income levels | Chicago Business

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Money train Metra stops and income levels
(image: Chicago Business)

Minnesota Zoo | Fairlight Interactive

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Minnesota Zoo
(image: Fairlight Interactive)

Night Out in Chicago Parks| Chicago Park District

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Night Out in Chicago Parks
(image: Chicago Park District)

Evolution of the Internet use in Brazil | O Globo

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Evolution of the Internet use in Brazil
(image: O Globo)

Mapping Texts | Stanford University

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Mapping Texts
(image: Stanford University)

(Via Google Maps Mania)

 

And last week’s works:

 

Map of the Dead | Doejo

Partial screen capture of the interactive map, Map of the Dead
(image: Map of the Dead | Doejo)

The Geography of Hate | Floating Sheep

Partial screen capture of the interactive map, The Geography of Hate
(image: The Geography of Hate | Floating Sheep)

How Much Hospitals Charge For the Same Procedures | The New York Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive map,How Much Hospitals Charge For the Same Procedures
(image: How Much Hospitals Charge For the Same Procedures | The New York Times)

Education Debates: A Breakdown | Education Week

Partial screen capture of the interactive map, Education Debates: A Breakdown
(image: Education Debates A Breakdown | Education Week)

Rough Guide Map | Rough Guides

Partial screen capture of the interactive map, Rough Guides
(image: Rough Guide Map | Rough Guides)

(Via Google Maps Mania)

Timelapse | Google

Partial screen capture of the interactive map, Timelapse
(image: Timelapse | Google)

Contagion | The Wall Street Journal

Partial screen capture of the interactive map, Contagion
(image: Contagion | The Wall Street Journal)

Discovery and Delivery System | Geoscience Australia

Partial screen capture of the interactive map, Discovery and Delivery System
(image: Discovery and Delivery System | Geoscience Australia)

(Via Google Maps Mania)

Swarmageddon: America’s periodical cicadas | New Scientist

Partial screen capture of the interactive map, Swarmageddon, America's periodical cicadas
(image: Swarmageddon, America’s periodical cicadas | New Scientist)

(Via Flowing data)

The incredible rise of migrants’ remittances | Tages Woche

Partial screen capture of the interactive map, The incredible rise of migrants' remittances
(image: The incredible rise of migrants’ remittances | Tages Woche)

Building projects set to transform London | Financial Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive map,Building projects set to transform London
(image: Building projects set to transform London | Financial Times)

Switzerland, Demographics and SVP | Marty Elmer

Partial screen capture of the interactive map,  Switzerland, Demographics and SVP
(image: Switzerland, Demographics and SVP | Marty Elmer)

Bars Across America | The Capital Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive map, Bars Across America
(image: Bars Across America | The Capital Times)

Cheap and family-friendly property | The Telegraph

Partial screen capture of the interactive map, Cheap and family-friendly property
(image: Cheap and family-friendly property | The Telegraph)

Pakistan Speaks: The biggest election issues | Al Jazeera

Partial screen capture of the interactive map, Pakistan Speaks
(image: Pakistan Speaks | Al Jazeera)

Pakistan Elections Dashboard | Al Jazeera

Partial screen capture of the interactive map,  Pakistan elections dashboard
(image: Pakistan Elections Dashboard | Al Jazeera)

 

Time to close today’s selection, and don’t forget that you can also send your recommendations for interactive maps to be featured here, just drop 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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