Tag archive for visualisation

The boundaries of Europe’s constituent countries have changed a lot in my lifetime. Some countries don’t exist anymore whilst others have come into existence. But it takes a map visualisation to make you realise just how much the map of Europe has changed.

These days there’s so many ways that you can make a map. You can use a Javascript Maps API and put push pins on a slippy map. You can take vector data, transform it into JSON and use a different Javascript API to make an SVG map. You can load data from pretty much any […]

Last night I made another map. It tries to answer some of more perplexing and confusing facets of the geography surrounding the world’s 9th largest island. I mean of course Great Britain. No, wait. I mean the United Kingdom. No, wait. I mean Britain. Or do I mean England? See, it’s confusing. So if the […]

Over the weekend I made another map. While I don’t think for one moment this one will be as wildly popular as my last map was, this one is just as satisfying and a whole lot more personal. At 8.01 PM on the 11th. of October 2009 I checked into Sushi Tomi in Mountain View, […]

Last week’s 10,00 ton and 55 feet’s worth of meteor that exploded over and hit the Russian city of Chelyabinsk in the Urals made several thoughts go through my mind. In this order. I feel for the 1200 people who were hurt and injured Thank goodness it didn’t happen where I live With all the […]

Updated September 13th. 2012 with embedded YouTube video. Wednesday September 5th. 2012 was a day of maps. To be precise, it was a day of maps, maps and MOAR maps. Two events, two talks, back to back. Packed choc-a-bloc full of maps. I also cheated slightly. Firstly there was the International Cartographical Association’s first session […]

Just like RSS, the death of the map has been widely predicted, but to paraphrase Mark Twain, the death of both have been greatly exaggerated. Produce an online data set with some form of geospatial or location content and someone, somewhere, will produce a map of it. Sometimes the resultant map leaves a lot to […]

You might have noticed but I’m a reasonably big Twitter user. Actually, I should be more precise. I’m a reasonably big Twitter API user … I tend to use Tweetdeck on my mobile devices and on my laptop. I very rarely use Twitter on the web, and so I’ve only just noticed how Twitter are […]

Back in December of 2009, I wrote about Paul Clarke trying to solve the problem of where’s my train; that there must be a definitive, raw source of real-time (train) information and that I assert that train operators know where their assets are; it would be irresponsible if they didn’t Whilst the plethora of train operators […]

If you haven’t played with Wordle yet, I strongly suggest you point your browser of choice there right now and see what gorgeous visualisations of tags it comes up with. This is my delicious tag cloud … … this is the tag cloud for this blog … … and this is the tag cloud for […]