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Digital Cartography [136]

News reporting and storytelling with interactive maps

August 24, 2016

Welcome to another edition of Digital Cartography, the place where we feature the latest interactive maps that came to our attention. After so many Olympic visualizations (here and here), different topics, such as the Zika outbreak in the U.S. or the recent Louisiana floods, gained more attention, with several picks in today’s post showing that.

As usual, you’ll see works by The New York Times, The Washington Post and other news organizations, alongside independent projects by companies and designers, exploring all the possibilities of map-making for storytelling and news reporting. So, without further ado, here are the picks of the week:

A 200-year transformation | The Washington Post

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map A 200-year transformation
(image: The Washington Post)

Mapping the Extent of Louisiana’s Floods | The New York Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map Mapping the Extent of Louisiana’s Floods
(image: The New York Times)

Daily Florida Zika virus tracker | The Miami Herald

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map Daily Florida Zika virus tracker
(image: The Miami Herald)

Protecting NYC from Mosquitoes | NYC Health Department

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map Protecting NYC from Mosquitoes
(image: NYC Health Department)

Malaria in Africa 2000 – 2014 | Neil Richards

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map Malaria in Africa 2000 - 2014
(image: Neil Richards)

The New Cloud Atlas | AFDJ, Ben Dalton, Tim Waters

 Partial screen capture of the interactive Map The New Cloud Atlas
(image: AFDJ, Ben Dalton, Tim Waters)

(Via Maps Mania)

Europe’s Population grids | Eurostat

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map Europe's Population grids
(image: Eurostat)

Where the Streetcars Used to Go | Chris Arvin

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map Where the Streetcars Used to Go
(image: Chris Arvin)

(Via Maps Mania)

The decade that changed Delhi | Hindustan Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map The decade that changed Delhi
(image: Hindustan Times)

A World of Oil | GSM London Oil & Gas courses

Partial screen capture of the interactive map A World of Oil
(image: GSM London Oil & Gas courses)

(Via Maps Mania)

Find my Solar Suitability | City Of Lakes

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Find my Solar Suitability
(image: City Of Lakes)

(Via Esri)

Earthquake tracker | MapBox

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Earthquake tracker
(image: MapBox)

Migrations in Motion | Nature Conservancy

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Migrations in Motion
(image: Nature Conservancy )

(Via Maps Mania)

Looking for a place to happen | CBC

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Looking for a place to happen
(image: CBC)

MovieTrip

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

(Via Maps Mania)

 

Time to close 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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