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Interactive maps about current events and breaking news

February 17, 2016

As a main topic for this edition of Digital Cartography, we bring you some of interactive maps created surrounding the spread of the zika virus. Transmitid to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito – the same mosquitoes that spread dengue and chikungunya viruses -, the spread of the virus captured the international attention by the alleged impacts in pregnant women, specially in Brazil, whit the early association between the disease and newborn children with microcephaly. This connection is yet to be fully tested and proven, and so, there’s still a certain climate of uncertainty regarding the full measure of these impacts.

The maps we pulled together tell the story of how the disease has been spreading, and if you want to know more about this topic, please access the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) special page.

Here are all the picks of the week:

The spread of Zika | Frontline

Partial screen capture of interactive Map The spread of Zika
(image: Frontline)

Zika Virus: Past, Present, and Future | Esri

Partial screen capture of interactive Map Zika Virus: Past, Present, and Future
(image: Esri)

Microcephaly and Zika Virus in Brazil | Ramon Martinez

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Microcephaly and Zika Virus in Brazil
(image: Ramon Martinez)

Reporte Inmobiliario

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Reporte Imobiliario
(image: Reporte Inmobiliario)

Serial’s global audience with Twitter | Jeff Ferzoco

Partial screen capture of interactive Map Forests of the Serial's global audience with Twitter
(image: Jeff Ferzoco)

Forests of the National Arboretum Canberra | National Arboretum Canberra

Partial screen capture of interactive Map Forests of the National Arboretum Canberra
(image: National Arboretum Canberra)

Aqueduct | The World Resources Institute

Partial screen capture of interactive Map Aqueduct
(image: The World Resources Institute)

(Via Maps Mania)

Superbowl 50 on Twitter | Twitter Data

Partial screen capture of interactive Map Superbowl 50 on Twitter
(image: Twitter Data)

The Black Route | The Washington Post

Partial screen capture of interactive Map The Black Route
(image: The Washington Post)

World Population History | Pixeldust Studios, Manteca, Lev Interactive

Partial screen capture of interactive Map World Population History
(image: Pixeldust Studios, Manteca, Lev Interactive)

The Facebook Primary | FiveThirtyEight

Partial screen capture of interactive Map The Facebook Primary
(image: FiveThirtyEight)

The Interactive ZIPScribble Map | Robert Kosara

Partial screen capture of interactive Map The Interactive ZIPScribble Map
(image: Robert Kosara)

Culture Under Threat Map | Antiquities Coalition

Partial screen capture of interactive Map Culture Under Threat Map
(image: Antiquities Coalition)

(via Maps Mania)

Mapping trachoma to eliminate blindness | SciDevNet

Partial screen capture of interactive Mapping trachoma to eliminate blindness
(image: SciDevNet)

The Map of Belarusian history | Letapis

Partial screen capture of interactive map The Map of Belarusian history
(image: Letapis)

(Via Maps Mania)

Roots of the Recent Violence Between Israelis and Palestinians | The New York Times

Partial screen capture of interactive map Roots of the Recent Violence Between Israelis and Palestinians
(image: The New York Times)

Municipal Economy | Yasufumi Saito

Partial screen capture of interactive map Municipal Economy
(image: Yasufumi Saito)

(Via Maps Mania)

Chicago shooting victims | Chicago Tribune

Partial screen capture of interactive map Chicago shooting victims
(image: Chicago Tribune)

Iowa: top candidates and issues by county | Google Trends

Partial screen capture of interactive map Iowa: top candidates and issues by county
(image: Google Trends)

Flying on the Wings of Twitter | Vizzuality

Partial screen capture of interactive map Flying on the Wings of Twitter
(image: Vizzuality)

(Via Maps Mania)

Snow sports in Switzerland | Swiss Confederation

Partial screen capture of interactive map Snow sports in Switzerland
(image: Swiss Confederation)

Publicly Funded Schools That Are Allowed to Teach Creationism | Slate

Partial screen capture of interactive map Publicly Funded Schools That Are Allowed to Teach Creationism
(image: Slate)

(via Maps Mania)

A decade of unmarked grave discoveries in Mexico | Fusion

Partial screen capture of interactive map A decade of unmarked grave discoveries in Mexico
(image: Fusion)

Global Weather Comparison | Benjamin Sick

Partial screen capture of interactive map Global Weather Comparison
(image: Benjamin Sick)

(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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