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Explore some of the most amazing interactive maps released recently

September 7, 2016

Twitter bots are often annoying and with nothing much to add to our timelines, but that’s surely not the case of @mapmakerbot, which visualizes American demographic data each hour in the form of county-level maps.

Created by New York artist Neil Freeman with the intent of being not only an educational tool, but also as a “veiled critique of the blind use of data to offer insight“, the bot has posted thousands of maps since January. And now, you can explore 1,000 of those maps with Matt Stillesrandom generator of mapmakerbot maps.

We open this edition of Digital Cartography with a couple of those maps, followed by our regular selection of recent projects:

Random Generator of Random @mapmakerbot Maps | Matt Stilles

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Random Generator of Random @mapmakerbot Maps
(image: Neil Freeman, via Matt Stilles)
Partial screen capture of the interactive map Random Generator of Random @mapmakerbot Maps
(image: Neil Freeman, via Matt Stilles)
Partial screen capture of the interactive map Random Generator of Random @mapmakerbot Maps
(image: Neil Freeman, via Matt Stilles)

Boom to Bust | Enigma

 Partial screen capture of the interactive map Boom to Bust
(image: Enigma)

(Via Carto)

Population age in Germany | Brand Eins Lab

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Population age in Germany

How One of the Deadliest Hajj Accidents Unfolded | The New York Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive map How One of the Deadliest Hajj Accidents Unfolded
(image: The New York Times)

Average Height in the world | El Pais

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Average Height in the world
(image: El Pais)

Would you name your kid after a country? | Lab RTVE

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Would you name your kid after a country?
(image: Lab RTVE)

NYC Neighborhoods: Mobility and Economic Opportunity | Rudin Center

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Civil Protection in Italian cities
(image: Rudin Center)

(Via Maps Mania)

A sharp increase in ‘Sunny Day’ flooding | The New York Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive map A sharp increase in 'Sunny Day' flooding
(image: The New York Times)

Old SF | San Francisco Public Library

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Old SF
(image: San Francisco Public Library)

(via TimeOut)

Are Maritime Law Enforcement Forces Destabilizing Asia? | Center for Strategic & International Studies

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Are Maritime Law Enforcement Forces Destabilizing Asia?
(image: Center for Strategic & International Studies)

(Via Maps Mania)

Earth Winds | Earth Analysis

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Earth Winds
(image: Earth Analysis)

AOC/AOP wines in France | Jonathan Trajkovic

Partial screen capture of the interactive map AOC/AOP wines in France
(image: Jonathan Trajkovic)

Elephant Atlas | The Great Elephant Census

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Elephant Atlas
(image: The Great Elephant Census)

Visualizing TFL Accident Data | Lucia Kocincova, Calum Hale

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Visualizing TFL Accident Data
(image: Lucia Kocincova, Calum Hale)

Migration to… | Google Trends

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Migration to...
(image: Google Trends)

US traffic fatalities | Mapbox

Partial screen capture of the interactive map US traffic fatalities
(image: Mapbox)

Commute Map of England and Wales | Mark Evans

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Commute Map of England and Wales
(image: Mark Evans)

(Via The Guardian)

Chinese Aid in the Pacific | Lowy Institute

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Chinese Aid in the Pacific
(image: Lowy Institute)

(Via Maps Mania)

Costliest Cities | Castlight Health

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Costliest Cities
(image: Castlight Health)

Global Forest Watch Water | Global Forest Watch

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Global Forest Watch Water
(image: Global Forest Watch)

(Via Maps Mania)

Civil Protection in Italian cities | La Repubblica

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Civil Protection in Italian cities
(image: La Repubblica)

Death causes in Brazil | Estado de S. Paulo

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Death causes in Brazil
(image: Estado de S. Paulo)

Making the Waves: The Evolution of Ska | EntertainMaps

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Making the Waves: The Evolution of Ska
(image: EntertainMaps)

(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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