Posts tagged as "egypt"

The Death Of The Map Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

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 be desired, such as the recent UK government's attempts to map crime across the country. But sometimes, the map shows something much more interesting, topical and relevent, such as the use of social media in the recent events in Egypt.

Hypercities have produced a series of maps "for traveling back in time to explore the historical layers of city spaces in an interactive, hypermedia environment" and have now produced a map showing the Tweet stream during and after the stepping down of Egyptian government.