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Why is another world popoulation map website Cool? Because on GunnMap, by Gunn Interactive, you can load your own data. There are a few example data sets preloaded like population, GDP growth, military spending and birth rate, but the best part is that you can paste in your own data to create a custom world map.
Here's a quick demo video from Arthur Gunn on how to use the site by pasting in data from the CIA website to create a new map:
Thanks Paul for the link!
The 2009 SXSW PepsiCo Zeitgeist Twitter Visualizer (long name isn't it?) was a great experiment during the 5-day South By Southwest symposium/conference/party in Austin, TX. Developed by Slash7, the site contains a number of dufferent visualizations using the Twitter APIs.
These real-time visualizations were able to capture only Tweets about the event using the hash-tag #SXSW and highlight the popular topics and show where people were Twittering on a map. PepsiCo has a bigger site with some additional content at http://pepsico.com/sxsw
Found on Information Aesthetics and of course, Twitter.
Infographic from the NY Times (I know, ironic isn't it?) that shows the drop in circulation of major newspapers across the U.S.
Heavy debt has dragged several newspaper companies into bankruptcy. The industry’s dwindling revenues have forced some money-losing papers to close, and papers that are for sale are having trouble finding buyers. Experts say that before long, a major American city could be left without a daily paper. (Related Article)Found on Twitter from @edial
From The Washington Post, TimeSpace-World is an experiment in a visual way to see news stories from around the world. You can specify the time period during a day that you want to see with the slider, and then click the stories to zoom into the map. You can also enter search terms to view a smaller set of relevant stories.
TimeSpace is an interactive map that allows you to navigate articles, photos, video and commentary from around the globe. Discover news hot-spots where coverage is clustered. Use the timeline to illustrate peaks in coverage, and customize your news searches to a particular day or specific hour. (Many Washington Post stories appear at midnight; others are published throughout the day as news happens). Click the ? In the upper right for help.
Link found from Mitul69 on Twitter
Thanks Li, for sending in the link!
Great image from MSNBC PhotoBlog that tries to demonstrate how much space junk we have put into orbit around Earth. I think the downside of this image is that the satellites aren't to scale. If they were all this large, they would be running into each other all the time.
If you have Windows, you can see this high-res version with Microsoft HDView, but it doesn't work on a Mac. I was able to see it with Parallels running on my MacBook.
A computer-generated artist's impression released by the European Space Agency (ESA) depicts an approximation of 12,000 objects in orbit around the Earth. A communications satellite belonging to US company Iridium collided with a defunct Russian military satellite on February 12, 2009. (ESA via AFP - Getty Images/)Thanks Karen for sending in the link!
I had to post this one. TorrentFreak.com revealed that The Pirate Bay has quietly released a Google powered map site that shows the locations of the bit-torrent clients. Of course they carefully maintain the anonymity of their users.
You can click on the icon over a particular country to see their statistics. From everything I hear, I would have thought the U.S. to have more pirates...ARRRRR!
Nathan Yau over on FlowingData.com has done a great job creating an animated map showing the growth of Target stores across the U.S.
Well, fortune was smiling on me last week, and I got a hold of data for Target opening dates and locations (thnx, Cole). So here it is - a map that shows the growth of Target from 1962 through 2008.Nathan has promised to combine the data from this map with his previous work mapping The Growth of WalMart, into one map where you can see the differences. So we'll keep our eyes out for that.