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Interactive maps and cartographic-based narratives published recently online

August 31, 2016

A set of animated visualizations of ocean garbage patches, by NASA’s Greg Shirah and Horace Mitchell, opens this week’s Digital Cartography, an edition that is once again, filled with lots of examples from inside and outside newsrooms.

According to the blog post, “the dataset used for the ocean buoy visualization is the Global Drifter Database from the GDP Drifter Data Assembly Center, part of the NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic & Meteorological Laboratory. The data covered the period February 1979 through September 2013. Although the actual dataset has a wealth of data, including surface temperatures, salinities, etc., only the buoy positions were used in the visualization.”

Here are the all the picks of the week, including recent projects by The New York Times, the Washington Post, The Guardian and ZEIT Online, among many others.

Garbage Patch Visualization | NASA

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Garbage Patch Visualization
(image: NASA)

How Cuts to Public Universities Have Driven Students Out of State | The New York Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive map How Cuts to Public Universities Have Driven Students Out of State
(image: The New York Times)

Deltares Aqua Monitor | Gennadii Donchyts et al

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map Deltares Aqua Monitor
(image: Gennadii Donchyts et al

(Via Maps Mania)

Global Connectivity Ranking | Rome2Rio

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map Global Connectivity Ranking
(image: Rome2Rio)

The incarceration of children in Australia | The Guardian

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map The incarceration of children in Australia
(image: The Guardian)

Tube Heartbeat | HERE

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Tube Heartbeat
(image: HERE)

(Via Maps Mania)

Can you name these national parks? | The Washington Post

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Can you name these national parks?
(image: The Washington Post)

Mapping U.S. wildfire data | MapBox

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Mapping U.S. wildfire data
(image: MapBox)

VentuSki | InMeteo

Partial screen capture of the interactive map VentuSki
(image: InMeteo)

Philippines: Who’s liable for the mounting death toll? | Al Jazeera

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Philippines: Who's liable for the mounting death toll?
(image: Al Jazeera)

Louisiana’s historic floods | USA Today

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Louisiana's historic floods
(image: USA Today)

Telefonica Yamaha Globalrider | Carto

 Partial screen capture of the interactive map Telefonica Yamaha Globalrider
(image: Carto)

Evictions by Demographic Segment | Anti-Eviction Project

 Partial screen capture of the interactive map Evictions by Demographic Segment
(image: Anti-Eviction Project)

(Via Maps Mania)

An oscillating nation | ZEIT online

Partial screen capture of the interactive map An oscillating nation
(image: ZEIT online)

Global Fires 2015-2016 | NASA

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Global Fires 2015-2016
(image: NASA)

Coastlines of Boston | MapBox

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Coastlines of Boston
(image: MapBox)

(Via Maps Mania)

Misery Map | FlightAware

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Misery Map
(image: FlightAware)

How Germans Travel | Spiegel Online

Partial screen capture of the interactive map How Germans Travel
(image: Spiegel Online)

Forest fires in California | Le Monde

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Forest fires in California
(image: Le Monde)

The Best and Worst School Districts in America | Bush Institute

Partial screen capture of the interactive map The Best and Worst School Districts in America
(image: Bush Institute)

(Via The Atlantic)

Magpie season 2016 | Magpie Alert

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Magpie season 2016
(image: Magpie Alert)

 

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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