Tagged: maps.


Maps by Owen Gatley

The world is so charming like this. 

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The Statistical state of the 1870’s United States

Francis Amasa Walker (2 Jul 1840 – 5 Jan 1897) graduated from Amherst College and practiced law before joining the Union Army where he eventually rose to the rank of Brevet Brigadier General. In 1869 he became the Chief of the Bureau of Statistics and on 7 Feb 1870, at age 29, was appointed the Superintendent of the Ninth Census.

The Atlas, beautifully lithographed by Julius Bien of New York, was published in several sections between Jul – Aug 1874. Walker’s dazzling presentation of maps and charts allowed, for the first time ever, at-a-glance comparisons of Census data on a national level and was widely praised by both cartographers and statisticians. One reviewer called it “a revelation of the capacity of graphic representation.” It was the de facto first National Altas and a watershed in American cartography.

From top - left to bottom - right. 

  1. Geological Map
  2. Total Population, 1880
  3. Population of Each State
  4. Statistical Atlas of the United States cover
  5. Distribution of Wealth
  6. Fiscal Chart
  7. Aggregate Number of Blind
  8. Ratio of Church Accommodation

Via: Codex 99 Text from: Codex 99

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Mapping New York’s startup scene. Richard Florida has a great piece on why timing is right of NYC’s tech move as the new Silicon Valley.

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The different types of use cases for SkyChalk are limitless. When you sign up for the service, the app picks your current location and shows you all of the notes people have written about different areas around you. People can submit notes with their names, or anonymously if they choose. With no need to download an app or check-in anywhere, you are free to surf around Google Maps for locations that bring back memories to you. The service is also extremely useful for policing a community, as you can point out tricky sidewalks or faulty traffic lights. (via SkyChalk is for Scribbling Notes on a Map)

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Due to the good public transportation in the Netherlands distance has become irrelevant. We can reach almost any destination by train easily and relatively quick. In our busy lives we now think in time rather than distance. Therefore the current maps, as we know them today, are obsolete.

Via Laughing Squid, WNYC

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Threatened Voices

A collaborative mapping project to build a database of bloggers who have been threatened, arrested or killed for speaking out online and to draw attention to the campaigns to free them.

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Mapping Language Communities

Via Flowing Data:

Eric Fischer maps language communities on Twitter using Chrome’s open-source language detector. Each color, chosen to make differences more visibly obvious, represents a language. English is represented in dark gray, which is used just about everywhere, so it doesn’t obscure everything else.

It’s interesting to see that language forms national boundaries via the data as Fischer did not actually include formal boundaries when creating his map.

Filed under: Creative use of tools and APIs of the day

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Interactive map/timeline, very nicely done

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Name That Waterway

Is that a run, a kill or a fork? Or is it actually just a regular old stream? When it comes to naming waterways, it all seems to depend on your geography.

This map, created by designer Derek Watkins, color-codes the waterways of the U.S. by names they’re given. As Watkins explains, these names have their own name: toponyms, which are general descriptions of geographic features. The degree of geographical concentration of certain name types is pretty striking. Brooks tend to stay in New England, and bayous are primarily in the Louisiana-Mississippi area. Cañadas, rios and arroyos are concentrated in the Southwest. Branches seem to have the widest territory, covering much of the southeastern corner of the country.

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Nerdy Day Trips is a brand new site which caters to the travelling geek. The crowd-sourced world map is full of nerdy destinations perfect for a one day trip. Starting out with a focus on the UK, the site has quickly filled up with destinations all over the world. The site was conceived by Ben Goldacre and Jo Bradie, and was developed by Applecado, a UK-based web development firm, and designed by Aaron Rudd. (via Nerdy Day Trips: Crowdsourced travel for geeks - TNW Apps)

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Fab.com Flash Sale: These Are Things Limited quantity.
Run by designers Jen Adrion and Omar Noory in Columbus, OH, These Are Things is dedicated to the beauty of cartography. It’s been two years since the business started with a one-off project, and we’re proud to offer a broad selection of 28 hand-printed maps, a T-shirt and tote.

OMFG these maps are fucking sweet. I want pretty much all of them.

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