Posts Tagged ‘map’

Try your hand at Climate Prediction with Climate Wizard

The Nature Conservancy, the University of Washington, and the University of Southern Mississippi have collaborated to create an online interactive “Climate Wizard”.  You can review the last 50 years of data, or look at predictions out to 2050 and 2080 using one of about 30 different circulation models and emission scenarios. With ClimateWizard you can: […]

Visualizing the Debate Over Marijuana Dispensaries

Los Angeles is currently debating the location of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, attempting to strike a balance between access and control, and one requirement up for debate is that they should be 1000 feet away from residential uses.  But what does that look like?  BlogDownTown whipped up a quick map to find out. The maps above […]

eBay Visualizes Black Friday 2009

Black Friday is over (thank goodness) and now it’s time for the next part of this popular financial holiday: Analyzing the data.  Ebay gets credit for being first with their new website featuring a map of all transactions performed through the eBay Marketplace on Black Friday. This transaction map was created as a study of […]

Lockheed Martin’s Intelligence on Demand

Lockheed Martin has just announced a new service aimed at delivering sophisticated mapping and imagery tools to U.S. Government agencies.  Collaborating with Pictometry International, Corp. they’ve developed a web-portal called “Intelligence on Demand”  that offers a pay-as-you-go web-access to over 100 million high-resolution images. Dozens of U.S. government agencies rely on sophisticated mapping and imagery […]

The Color of our Environment, Flickr as a paintbrush

Andy Woodruff has developed an interesting algorithm that processes images on Flickr for a specific geographical area and builds a colormap, similar to a heatmap, of the various colors found in that area. This being a blog about maps, I of course mean Harvard not as a school but as a geographic entity. What color […]

30 Superb Examples of Infographic Maps

WebDesigner Depot has compiled a list of 30 great infographic maps covering everything from interactive sites to posters, beer to Starbucks. Map illustrations are a dime a dozen however, a strong and balanced display of graphics, information, and colors is what makes an infographic stand out and reach its target audience effectively. As designers, we’re […]

200 Missions in 50 Years

National Geographic has a beautiful new interactive infographic on their site cataloging 50 years of space missions (Both US & others). The “Fifty Years of Exploration” map, created by Sean McNaughton and Samuel Velasco for National Geographic, outlines humanity’s journeys into space, starting from the early failed mission to Mars and Venus to the current […]

Google Acquisitions Subway Map

Meet the Boss follows up his popular Amazon Acquisitions & Investments Map with a similar map of Google. In addition to the map, he has a great synopsis of the history of Google, covering everything from Larry Page’s initial research project to the recent acquisitions of Youtube & DoubleClick. Google Acquisitions & Investments via Google […]

McDonald’s Proximity Heatmap

If you thought Starbucks was everywhere, then you need to take a look at a great graphic at WeatherSealed where he charts the distance to the nearest McDonalds from every location in the US. So, I set out to determine the farthest point from a Micky Dee’s – in the lower 48 states, at least. […]

The Mannahatta Project, The land before New York

Have you ever wondered what New York looked like before the city rose?  If so, then check out The Mannahatta project. Now, after nearly a decade of research, the Mannahatta Project at the Wildlife Conservation Society has un-covered the original ecology of Manhattan. That’s right, the center of one of the world’s largest and most built-up cities was […]

Beautiful Isometric map of Hong Kong

A website serving up a browsable map of Hong Kong, similar to Google Maps, shows a beautiful isometric view with buildings, foliage, and labeled streets.  It only has 4 levels of detail but it really sets a new standard for what web-maps should be. map for hong kong,map of hong kong city,e map of hong […]

The Impact of Microsoft Research Hotmap

As part of the VizWeek Discovery Exhibition, Microsoft Research has published a detailed document of the result of their "Heatmap" project which monitors and visualizes access to the Microsoft Virtual Earth system.