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November 17, 2016

There’s no way around it: Opening this edition of Digital Cartography, we have to feature some of the most impressive maps depicting the shocking results of the US Elections – a topic we’ve already covered in two previous posts (here and here).

It’s been a while since we brought you this round up of interactive maps, so besides these US Elections-related maps (by the way, we recommend two great reads about this, from The New York Times and The Washington Post), you’ll also find a lot more to explore from the top publishers and information designers out there, on a variety of topics. Yes, another one of those huge posts.

So, save some time to explore it, and without further ado, here are the interactive maps that caught our attention recently:

The Two Americas of 2016 | The New York Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive map The Two Americas of 2016
(image: The New York Times)

How Trump Reshaped the Election Map | The New York Times

(image: The New York Times)

The Puzzling Presidential Election | Kenneth Field

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map The Puzzling Presidential Election
(image: Kenneth Field)

Electoral college votes by state | Financial Times

Partial screen capture of the Interactive map Electoral college votes by state
(image: Financial Times)

What one swing state can teach us about political polarization in America | The Washington Post

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map What one swing state can teach us about political polarization in America
(image: The Washington Post)

Lost Cause | ProPublica

Partial screen capture of the interactive Map Lost Cause
(image: ProPublica)

The Impact of Obamacare, in Four Maps | The New York Times

 Partial screen capture of the interactive map The Impact of Obamacare, in Four Maps
(image: The New York Times)

Electionland | Google Trends

 Partial screen capture of the interactive map Electionland
(image: Google Trends)

How America Voted in Every Election Since 1824 | Time

Partial screen capture of the interactive map How America Voted in Every Election Since 1824
(image: Time)

 

And now, the remaining featured interactive maps:

Trump Wall Comparison Map | Berliner Morgenpost

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Trump Wall Comparison Map
(image: Berliner Morgenpost)

New York City Street Tree Map | NYC Parks

Partial screen capture of the interactive map New York City Street Tree Map
(image: NYC Parks)

(via Maps Mania)

MoonCalc

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

(via Maps Mania)

What is Missing? | Maya Lin

Partial screen capture of the interactive map What is Missing?
(image: Maya Lin)

(via Maps Mania)

The rain on terrain | Andy Woodruff

Partial screen capture of the interactive map The rain on terrain
(image: Andy Woodruff)

(via Maps Mania)

Vancouver Zoning Map | Robert White

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Vancouver Zoning Map
(image: Robert White)

(via Maps Mania)

Competition for Water in US Shale Energy Development | Ceres

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Competition for Water in US Shale Energy Development
(image: Ceres)

(via Maps Mania)

Grim London | Imperio

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Grim London
(image: Imperio)

(via Maps Mania)

Attacks against indigenous people in Brazil | InfoAmazonia

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Attacks against indigenous people in Brazil
(image: InfoAmazonia)

Living in China’s Expanding Deserts | The New York Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Living in China’s Expanding Deserts
(image: The New York Times)

UFO sightings in Germany | Vice

Partial screen capture of the interactive map UFO sightings in Germany
(image: Vice)

Internet apocalipse | TagesSpiegel

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Internet apocalipse
(image: TagesSpiegel)

The spread of obesity | Flowing Data

Partial screen capture of the interactive map The spread of obesity
(image: Flowing Data)

Searches for “migration to” | Google Trends

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Searches for "migration to"
(image: Google Trends)

Internet World Connectivity | Avodato

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Internet World Connectivity
(image: Avodato)

Hurricane Matthews | Ventusky

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Hurricane Matthews
(image: Ventusky)

Dividing Lines | EdBuild

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Dividing Lines
(image: EdBuild)

How Many Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Businesses Are There in the US? | The Guardian

Partial screen capture of the interactive map How Many Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Businesses Are There in the US?
(image: Overflow Data)

Traffic in the US highway system | Metrocosm

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Traffic in the US highway system
(image: Metrocosm)

Unnatural hazards | Trulia

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Unnatural hazards
(image: Trulia)

(via Maps Mania)

All the reported cases of Zika in the United States | The Washington Post

Partial screen capture of the interactive map All the reported cases of Zika in the United States
(image: The Washington Post)

Affected Population in Kansas City’s floodplain | Carto

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Affected Population in Kansas City’s floodplain
(image: Carto)

(Via UNDark)

Loch Ness 3d bathymetry map | Contours.org

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Loch Ness 3d bathymetry map
(image: Contours.org)

(via Maps Mania)

100 years of hurricanes hitting and missing Florida | The Washington Post

 Partial screen capture of the interactive map 100 years of hurricanes hitting and missing Florida
(image: The Washington Post)

Water quality in Colombia | El Tiempo

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Water quality in Colombia
(image: El Tiempo)

Mapping the 500 | Fortune

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Mapping the 500
(image: Fortune)

UK food hygiene fail rate | The Guardian

Partial screen capture of the interactive map UK food hygiene fail rate
(image: The Guardian)

The State of Vaccine Skepticism in 4 Maps | Scientific American

Partial screen capture of the interactive map The State of Vaccine Skepticism in 4 Maps
(image: Scientific American)

Deadly crossings to Europe | David Bihanic

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Deadly crossings to Europe
(image: David Bihanic)

The World’s Defense Pacts | Metrocosm

Partial screen capture of the interactive map The World’s Defense Pacts
(image: Metrocosm)

Urbanization | Mathematica Policy Research

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Urbanization
(image: Mathematica Policy Research)

Everywhere the A380 flies | Quartz

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Everywhere the A380 flies
(image: Quartz)

Tracking Hurricane Matthew | Andy Kriebel

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Tracking Hurricane Matthew
(image: Andy Kriebel)

Mapping the Globe | The Boston Globe & MIT Center for Civic Media

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Mapping the Globe
(image: The Boston Globe & MIT Center for Civic Media)

Cities | IIED

 Partial screen capture of the interactive map Cities
(image: IIED)

Newspaper Ownership | UNC School of Media and Journalism

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Newspaper Ownership
(image: UNC School of Media and Journalism)

Perceptions of a Cypriot ghost town | Al Jazeera

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Perceptions of a Cypriot ghost town
(image: Al Jazeera)

Nobel journeys in chemistry: Mapping the lives of laureates | C&EN

Partial screen capture of the interactive map Nobel journeys in chemistry: Mapping the lives of laureates
(image: C&EN)

An Atlas of Electricity | Esri

Partial screen capture of the interactive map An Atlas of Electricity
(image: Esri)

(via Maps Mania)

 

That’s it for today’s round up, but feel free to browse through hundreds of interactive maps on Pinterest. And we’ll be back soon with more Digital Cartography!

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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