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Emma Willard's Maps of Time – The Public Domain Review
"In the 21st-century, infographics are everywhere. In the classroom, in the newspaper, in government reports, these concise visual representations of complicated information have changed the way we imagine our world. Susan Schulten explores the pioneering work of Emma Willard (1787–1870), a leading feminist educator whose innovative maps of time laid the groundwork for the charts and graphics of today. "
maps  timeline  visualization  19c  history 
18 hours ago by tsuomela
Mapping Social Movements
"This project produces and displays free interactive maps showing the historical geography of dozens of social movements that have influenced American life and politics since the start of the 20th century, including radical movements, civil rights movements, labor movements, women's movements, and more."
maps  history  social-movement  american-studies 
november 2018 by tsuomela
WTF Is Waze And Why Did Google Just Pay A Billion+ For It? | TechCrunch
"This crowdsourced data, driver-sourced mapping, community curation and citizen traffic reporting adds an interactive element to the user experience, which not only quickly becomes addicting, but tends to be more accurate thanks to its obsessive (and often geeky) army of reporters relaying traffic data in realtime."
maps  gis  crowdsourcing  internet  mobile  google 
june 2013 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
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
maps.stamen.com
"For over a decade, Stamen has been exploring cartography with our clients and in research. These three maps are presented here for your enjoyment and use wherever you display OpenStreetMap data."
maps  design  open-access 
april 2012 by tsuomela
HealthMap | Global Health, Local Knowledge
HealthMap, a team of researchers, epidemiologists and software developers at Children's Hospital Boston founded in 2006, is an established global leader in utilizing online informal sources for disease outbreak monitoring and real-time surveillance of emerging public health threats. The freely available Web site 'healthmap.org' and mobile app 'Outbreaks Near Me' deliver real-time intelligence on a broad range of emerging infectious diseases for a diverse audience including libraries, local health departments, governments, and international travelers. HealthMap brings together disparate data sources, including online news aggregators, eyewitness reports, expert-curated discussions and validated official reports, to achieve a unified and comprehensive view of the current global state of infectious diseases and their effect on human and animal health. Through an automated process, updating 24/7/365, the system monitors, organizes, integrates, filters, visualizes and disseminates online information about emerging diseases in nine languages, facilitating early detection of global public health threats.
health  maps  disease  mashup  health-care  medicine  data-curation  diseases 
march 2012 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
Measure of America: American Human Development Project
"The American Human Development Project provides easy-to-use yet methodologically sound tools for understanding the distribution of well-being and opportunity in America and stimulating fact-based dialogue about issues we all care about: health, education, and living standards."
education  statistics  maps  health  development  america  human  econometrics  economics  political-science 
may 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
GeoCommons
GeoCommons delivers visual analytics through maps. We make it possible to view massive amounts of data, make decisions and solve problems with no prior training or experience using traditional mapping tools.
maps  visualization  mashup  gis  data  tools  web2.0  map  geography  public-data 
april 2010 by tsuomela
Shannon Rankin
While bearing traces of the original form, I deconstruct maps to create new geographies, suggesting the potential for a broader landscape.
art  artist  maps  paper  gallery  design  portfolio 
april 2010 by tsuomela
Official google.org Blog: Seeing the forest through the cloud
In developing this prototype, we've collaborated with Greg Asner of Carnegie Institution for Science, and Carlos Souza of Imazon. Greg and Carlos are both at the cutting edge of forest science and have developed software that creates forest cover and deforestation maps from satellite imagery. Organizations across Latin America use Greg's program, Carnegie Landsat Analysis System (CLASlite), and Carlos' program, Sistema de Alerta de Deforestation (SAD), to analyze forest cover change. However, widespread use of this analysis has been hampered by lack of access to satellite imagery data and computational resources for processing.

What if we could offer scientists and tropical nations access to a high-performance satellite imagery-processing engine running online, in the “Google cloud”? And what if we could gather together all of the earth’s raw satellite imagery data — petabytes of historical, present and future data — and make it easily available on this platform?
environment  google  maps  technology  earth  satellite  remote-sensing  data-processing  gis  geography  deforestation  cloud  collaboration  data  sharing 
march 2010 by tsuomela
MetroMonitor Home Page - Metropolitan Policy Program - Brookings Institution
The MetroMonitor is a quarterly, interactive barometer of the health of America’s 100 largest metropolitan economies. It examines trends in metropolitan-level employment, output, and housing conditions to look “beneath the hood” of national economic statistics to portray the diverse metropolitan trajectories of recession and recovery across the country. The aim of the MetroMonitor is to enhance understanding of the particular places and industries that drive national economic trends, and to promote public- and private-sector responses to the downturn that take into account metro areas’ unique starting points for eventual recovery.
economics  statistics  research  data  maps  cities  urbanism  regions  regional 
march 2010 by tsuomela
Housing and Transportation Affordability Index
Americans traditionally consider housing affordable if it costs 30 percent or less of their income. The Housing + Transportation Affordability Index, in contrast, offers the true cost of housing based on its location by measuring the transportation costs associated with place.
transportation  housing  maps  visualization  community  sustainability  transit  cost  money 
march 2010 by tsuomela
home - Ross Racine
pseudo-suburban landscapes drawn by hand in photoshop
art  design  landscape  artist  drawing  maps  aerial  suburbia  urban 
september 2009 by tsuomela
The Neighborhood: Our Place in Space
Our Place In Space. An inward swoop of perspectives, from the intergalactic void through the Milky Way down to Earth. Extensive content on extrasolar planetary systems.
astronomy  cosmology  science  space  photos  scale  maps 
september 2009 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
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
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