Posts Tagged: map

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    Organic Pigs Or Organic Pig Waste? Mapping The Pros And Cons Of Each US State

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    Where you choose to live is always a trade off between the pros and the cons, the good and the bad. It probably comes as no surprise that if you’re a resident of Iowa and you have the most organic pigs in the United States you will also have the highest amount of pig waste…. Read more »

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    Mapping Heavy Metal With A Little Help From The CIA

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    If there’s an unwritten law of digital map making it is this: given a data set with a geographical element, someone, somewhere, will probably make a map out of it. A prime example of this law is mining data from Encyclopedia Metallum detailing the Heavy Metal bands per country and mashing it up with population… Read more »

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    Pigs On A Map

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    Each time I find a new map I always end up learning something, sometimes directly from the map, sometimes from the content of what the map is trying to show. But I always end up learning something. In the case of this map, from H. W. Hill and Co from Decatur, Illinois circa 1884, I… Read more »

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    Map Push Pins vs. Dots? Google Map Engine vs. Dotspotting?

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    Yesterday, Google launched their Maps Engine Lite beta; a way of quickly and easily visualising small scale geographic data sets on (unsurprisingly) a Google map. The service allows you to upload a CSV file containing geographic information and style the resulting map with the data added to it. I thought I’d give it a try…. Read more »

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    You May Have Helped Map The Internet Without Knowing It

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    According to the Internet Systems Consortium there’s somewhere over 900 million things connected to the internet. This isn’t the amount of things, computers, mobile phones, tablets, that use the internet, but the number of things that have a public IP address. Maybe by correlating the locations of these public IP addresses you could make a… Read more »

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    Re-imagining Berlin’s U-Bahn And S-Bahn System

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    This is another mass transit map, but this time it’s not of the London Underground system, but the U-Bahn and S-Bahn system in Berlin. The name U-Bahn derives from Untergrundbahn, or underground railway whilst S-Bahn comes from Stadtschnellbahn, or fast city train. As a general rule of thumb, the London Underground is, as the name… Read more »

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    Are You A Map Maker, A Map Builder, A Map Scripter Or A Map Creator?

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    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… Read more »

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    Countries That Cry; Countries That Don’t (100% Mercator Free)

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    March the 5th 2013 marked the 501st birthday of Gerardus Mercator, whose map projection appears on virtually every web map you’ll find on the interwebs today. It appears he’s none too happy about the lack of royalties on this and so I felt compelled to use a projection for my next map which wasn’t Mercator’s…. Read more »

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    The Great British Map; Or Great Britain vs. The United Kingdom vs. The British Isles

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    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… Read more »

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    You Were Here; Mapping The Places I’ve Been To According To Foursquare

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    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,… Read more »