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An Introduction to Spatial Data Analysis and Visualisation in R - CDRC Data
"This tutorial series is designed to provide an accessible introduction to techniques for handling, analysing and visualising spatial data in R. R is an open source software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It has a range of bespoke packages which provide additional functionality for handling spatial data and performing complex spatial analysis operations. The practical series uses open data which has been made readily available and demonstrates a range of techniques useful in social sciences including multivariate analysis, mapping and spatial interpolation. "
r  statistics  tutorial  geospatial  mapping  gis 
may 2017 by tsuomela
[1511.03020] Co-word Maps and Topic Modeling: A Comparison from a User's Perspective
"Induced by "big data," "topic modeling" has become an attractive alternative to mapping co-words in terms of co-occurrences and co-absences using network techniques. We return to the word/document matrix using first a single text with a strong argument ("The Leiden Manifesto") and then upscale to a sample of moderate size (n = 687) to study the pros and cons of the two approaches in terms of the resulting possibilities for making semantic maps that can serve an argument. The results from co-word mapping (using two different routines) versus topic modeling are significantly uncorrelated. Whereas components in the co-word maps can easily be designated, the coloring of the nodes according to the results of the topic model provides maps that are difficult to interpret. In these samples, the topic models seem to reveal similarities other than semantic ones (e.g., linguistic ones). In other words, topic modeling does not replace co-word mapping."
paper  research  topic-modeling  mapping  literature 
november 2015 by tsuomela
A 'Whom Do You Hang With?' Map of America : Krulwich Wonders... : NPR
"I would call it, for the moment, "The Part Of America Kansas City Hangs With" because that's what this map is saying. It's a new, intriguing way to see our country. This one was built by tracking dollar bill circulation. There've been similar maps built from phone call data. The idea here is to show America not as 50 states, but as regions where people do stuff together. In other words, a "Whom Do You Hang With?" map."
maps  mapping  america  geography  psychogeography 
april 2013 by tsuomela
Once Upon a Place: Telling Stories With Maps - Suzanne Fischer - The Atlantic
"To present your ambiguous stories, the Scholars' Lab at the University of Virginia Libraries has made Neatline, an open-source geo-temporal visualization tool. Neatline, which launched last week, is a plugin for the popular collections exhibit software Omeka (which was developed by another university digital humanities shop, the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University). It gives users the opportunity to tell stories through historic maps, timelines, and short text pieces: three dimensions of interpretation. (A fourth dimension, longform essays, is on its way.) It's also a small contribution to the rethinking of what counts as humanities scholarship."
geography  vgi  information  archives  digital  mapping  tool  time  history  story-telling 
july 2012 by tsuomela
Mapping the Nation - A Companion Site to Mapping the Nation by Susan Schulten
From maps of disease and the weather to the earliest maps of the national population, this was a period when the very concept of a map was reinvented. By the early twentieth century, maps had become common tools of analysis, communication, and visual representation in an increasingly complex nation.
Today we live in a world that is saturated with maps and graphic knowledge. The maps on this site reveal how this involved a fundamentally new way of thinking.
gis  geography  mapping  maps  history  america 
june 2012 by tsuomela
"Livehoods offer a new way to conceptualize the dynamics, structure, and character of a city by analyzing the social media its residents generate. By looking at people's checkin patterns at places across the city, we create a mapping of the different dynamic areas that comprise it. Each Livehood tells a different story of the people and places that shape it. "
urban  urbanism  cities  big-data  social-media  data-mining  lifestyle  mapping 
may 2012 by tsuomela
UnderstandingSociety: Mapping sociology
Discusses three books: Craig Calhoun's Sociology in America: A History (2007), Jonathan Turner's Handbook of Sociological Theory (2001), and Julia Adams et al's Remaking Modernity: Politics, History, and Sociology(2005)
sociology  discipline  boundaries  definition  theory  empirical  description  themes  mapping  mindmap 
october 2011 by tsuomela
Inundated with placenames « Derek Watkins
Generic place names (or toponyms) such as Cumberland Gap or Mount Rainier provide general categorical descriptions of a geographic feature, in contrast to specific toponyms, which provide a unique identifier: Lake Huron. This map taps into the place names contained in the USGS National Hydrography Dataset to show how the generic names of streams vary across the lower 48. Creeks and rivers are symbolized in gray due to their ubiquity (although the etymology behind the American use of creek is interesting), while bright colors symbolize other popular toponyms.
geography  naming  mapping  maps  visualization 
september 2011 by tsuomela
On River Maps « somethingaboutmaps
"Lately I’ve been working on a series of river maps, done in the style of Harry Beck‘s famous London Underground design."
maps  mapping  gis  geography  design 
february 2011 by tsuomela
Go fly a kite: Mapping the oil spill the open source way |
Last month, as the mainstream press reported on the worsening environmental and economic crisis that is the British Petroleum spill in the Gulf Coast, I and a small group of DIY mappers flew down to New Orleans to coordinate a grassroots, citizen effort to map the spill. Instead of helicopters and satellites, we deployed a new generation of low-cost tools, including weather balloons and kites with cameras attached.
open-source  mapping  gis  energy  oil 
june 2010 by tsuomela
Parsons Journal for Information Mapping > Issues
Parsons Journal for Information Mapping: A Quarterly Publication on Knowledge Visualization Theory and Practice
visualization  data-curation  design  information  mapping  research  journal 
february 2010 by tsuomela
ProFantasy Software - map making for fantasy, modern and SF RPGs, and historical cartographers
ProFantasy Software brings you everything you need to create great maps for your games.
There are symbols and tools for overland maps from all ages, buildings, floorplans, heraldry and many other uses. We help you create more and better maps, more quickly, than any comparable softwar
mapping  maps  geography  computer  software  windows  fantasy  literature  games 
august 2009 by tsuomela
The Long Now Blog » Blog Archive » Putting the World’s Languages on the Map
One attempt is LL-Map, shown here. This project, funded by the National Science Foundation, is working to integrate many different geo-linguistic factors into a single digital map interface.
mapping  languages  gis 
july 2009 by tsuomela
Gunnar Olsson: Abysmal - a Critique of Cartographic Reason
People rely on reason to think about and navigate the abstract world of human relations in much the same way they rely on maps to study and traverse the physical world. Starting from that simple observation, renowned geographer Gunnar Olsson offers in Abysmal an astonishingly erudite critique of the way human thought and action have become deeply immersed in the rhetoric of cartography and how this cartographic reasoning allows the powerful to map out other people’s lives.
book  philosophy  mapping  cartography  reason  reasoning  rationality  metaphor  psychology 
june 2009 by tsuomela
Testing Map Warper Beta |
Map Warper (Beta) into which you can upload a scanned map, georectify it and save it out as an image or a map layer.
map  mapping  software  open-source  gis  geography 
june 2009 by tsuomela
Making Maps: DIY Cartography
The book Making Maps by John Krygier and Denis Wood (published by Guilford Press) was written for the Do It Yorself (DIY) cartographer – the student, the new GIS user, the internet user – anyone who wants to make maps that work and look great.
geography  gis  mapping  maps  cartography  weblog-individual 
may 2009 by tsuomela
Scientists Make First Map Of Emerging-Disease Hotspots - The Earth Institute at Columbia University
An international research team has provided the first scientific evidence that deadly emerging diseases have risen steeply across the world, and has mapped the outbreaks’ main sources. They say new diseases originating from wild animals in poor nations
mapping  diseases  epidemiology  ecology  environment 
february 2008 by tsuomela
Places & Spaces: Mapping Science
The Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit has been created to demonstrate the power of maps. An initial theme of this exhibit is to compare and contrast first maps of our entire planet with the first maps of all of science as we know it.
science  visualization  mapping  maps 
march 2007 by tsuomela
» 9 Awesome Community Mapping Websites
A community mapping website, in our definition, is a service that gets its members to map and define places. Through crowd-sourcing, these sites are building a database/directory of local and nearby locations that their users can discover and visit.
list  mapping  maps  community  social  webos  service  tool 
december 2006 by tsuomela

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