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Our weekly selection of interactive maps from around the world

July 8, 2015

Among the many interactive maps we gathered today, two topics stand out, both of which with an extended worldwide media coverage: the Greek bailout referendum results and its impacts, and the 102nd edition of the Tour de France, the most iconic cycling event in the world.

Our opening highlights go to projects around these subjects, followed by the usual round up of interactive maps that were shared by the data visualization community. Hope you enjoy it!

Greek referendum: full results | The Guardian

Like we said in the introduction, Greek voters were asked whether they approve of the proposal made by the European Union, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund. As a result of the referendum, the bailout conditions were rejected by a majority of over 61% to 39% approving, with the “No” vote winning in all of Greece’s regions. You can visualize these results with the interactive map The Guardian prepared.

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Greek referendum: full results
(image: The Guardian)

The Madness of Descent | The Wall Street Journal

Explore the dangerous downhills at this year’s Tour de France with this graphic by Hani Lim and Renée Rigdon. The past four editions of the Tour all featured at least 11 downhill sections so steep that the road lost 50 meters in vertical elevation per kilometer. In this summer’s race, ten of the descents are even stiffer, averaging at least a 6% downhill. Breathtaking, to say the least….

Partial screen capture of the interactive map The Madness of Descent
(image: The Wall Street Journal)

Stuff in Space | James Yoder

Our third highlight comes from the excellent Maps Mania. Created by James Yoder, Stuff in Space is a realtime 3D map of objects in Earth orbit, visualized using WebGL. The website updates daily with orbit data from Space-Track.org and uses the satellite.js Javascript library to calculate satellite positions.

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Stuff in Space
(image: James Yoder)

And now, enjoy all the picks of the week:

Tour de France Map | Map Channels

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Tour de France Map
(image: Map Channels)

(Via Maps Mania)

Racial Dot Map | University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Racial Dot Map
(image: University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service)

(Via National Geographic’s Data Points blog)

Broken sidewalks a citywide gripe | The Los Angeles Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Broken sidewalks a citywide gripe
(image: The Los Angeles Times)

Grow London

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Grow London
(image: Grow London)

(Via CartoDB Blog)

The Geohipster map | Ralph Straumann

Partial screen capture of the interactive map The Geohipster map
(image: The Texas Tribune)

Texas Reservoir Levels | The Texas Tribune

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Texas Reservoir Levels
(image: The Texas Tribune)

Pastvu

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

(Via Maps Mania)

Is Africa bigger than North America? | Zan Armstrong

 Partial screen capture of the interactive map Is Africa bigger than North America?
(image: Zan Armstrong)

(Via Flowing Data)

Where to discard recyclable waste in Sao Paulo | Folha de S. Paulo

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Where to discard recyclable waste in Sao Paulo
(image: Folha de S. Paulo)

United States of Lego | Jeff Friesen, Kenneth Field

Partial screen capture of the interactive map United States of Lego
(image: Jeff Friesen, Kenneth Field)

(Via Maps Mania)

Are Fireworks Allowed in Your Town? | New Hampshire Public Radio

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Are Fireworks Allowed in Your Town?
(image: New Hampshire Public Radio)

Ann Arbor Yum Planner | Ann Arbor

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Ann Arbor Yum Planner
(image: Ann Arbor)

(Via Maps Mania)

The World Cup that isn’t finished | Folha de S. Paulo

 Partial screen capture of the interactive map The World Cup that isn't finished
(image: Folha de S. Paulo)

Noise Day in Berlin | Place I Live

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Noise Day in Berlin
(image: Place I Live)

Comparing School Districts in Missouri and Kansas | Kauffman Foundation

 Partial screen capture of the interactive map Comparing School Districts in Missouri and Kansas
(image: Kauffman Foundation)

Changes in the political map of Spain | 20minutos

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Changes in the political map of Spain
(image: 20minutos)

Parking in Portland | The Oregonian

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Parking in Portland
(image: The Oregonian)

(Via Maps Mania)

 

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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