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July 15, 2015

A lot of excitement in the scientific community so far, this week, thanks to another impressive space exploration milestone. Yesterday (14/7), NASA’s New Horizons probe gave us the most detailed images ever taken from Pluto, after a nine-year journey. A quick fly-by that will almost certainly have a huge scientific impact, in terms of the knowledge that can be taken from all the data received. A brilliant achievement.

But that’s not the only space related content we’d like to recommend to you. The New York Times published a special feature with astonishing photos from Earth, taken by the Himawari-8, a new Japanese satellite. And one of the opening highlights we have today is also about space, but related to a much closer space neighbor of ours than Pluto. So, we hope you enjoy today’s selection.

Mars Trek | NASA

Presented by NASA earlier in the week, Mars Trek is a web-based portal dedicated to the Red Planet that allows you to explore it on both a 2D and 3D map. In addition to all the geological landmarks and Mars missions landing sites, the site also provides a set of tools including 3D printing, elevation profiles, sun angle calculations, and Sun and Earth position.

Partial screen capture of interactive map Mars Trek
(image: NASA)

Happy Forecast | Clubhouse Studios

The ambition of the The Happy Forecast project – a study by Will Orrock and Dan Coppock for Clubhouse Studios -, is to “playfully showcase and compare London’s current social wellbeing levels by area, whilst encouraging its citizens to be more mindful of their everyday social interactions with strangers as they move through the city”. It visualizes over a year of observational social wellbeing research carried out across all 119 postcodes of London, and you can read all about it here.

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Happy Forecast
(image: Clubhouse Studios)

And now, all the other interactive maps of the week:

Trees of Madison

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Trees of Madison
(image: Trees of Madison)

(Via Maps Mania)

Srebrenica Web Genocide Museum | Al Jazeera

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Srebrenica Web Genocide Museum
(image: Al Jazeera)

Inequality | Urban Institute

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Inequality
(image: Urban Institute)

Boris Bike Movements During July 2015 London Tube Strike | Jonathan MacDonald

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Boris Bike Movements During July 2015 London Tube Strike
(image: Jonathan MacDonald)

(Via Tableau Public)

The Gaza Platform | Amnesty International

Partial screen capture of the interactive map The Gaza Platform
(image: Amnesty International)

(Via Al Jazeera)

Musical Map: Cities of the World | Spotify

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Musical Map: Cities of the World
(image: Spotify)

Canada’s Nation Builders | Esri

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Canada's Nation Builders
(image: Esri)

(Via Maps Mania)

10 years of gay marriage in Spain | El Pais

Partial screen capture of the interactive map 10 years of gay marriage in Spain
(image: El Pais)

The evolution of gay bars and nightclubs in New York City | NYU Rudin Center for Transportation

Partial screen capture of the interactive map The evolution of gay bars and nightclubs in New York City
(image: Line Point Path)

(Via Buzzfeed)

San Francisco for Sale | The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project

Partial screen capture of the interactive map San Francisco for Sale
(image: The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project)

(Via Maps Mania)

Mapping Segregation | The New York Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Mapping Segregation
(image: The New York Times)

London Smellscape | Rossano Schifanella

Partial screen capture of the interactive map London Smellscape
(image: Rossano Schifanella)

(Via CartoDB)

Mapping a year of Canadian earthquakes | Canadian Geographic

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Mapping a year of Canadian earthquakes
(image: Canadian Geographic)

The Airbnb effect | San Francisco Chronicle

Partial screen capture of the interactive map The Airbnb effect
(image: San Francisco Chronicle)

(Via Maps Mania)

Revisiting Gaza’s 45km desolation road | The National

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Revisiting Gaza’s 45km desolation road
(image: The National)

Collective punishment | Liam Hogan et al

Partial screen capture of interactive map Collective punishment
(image: Liam Hogan et al)

(Via Slate)

Mapping Harris’s List of Covent-Garden Ladies (1788) | Romantic London

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Mapping Harris’s List of Covent-Garden Ladies (1788)
(image: Romantic London)

(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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