Entries in map (178)
It is one of the tools used by governments to filter out unwanted information and to prevent the spread through the World Wide Web. It is a phenomenon of staggering proportions that affects over 25% of the global population.
My suggestion for improvement is that I think the the white circles representing the countries should be sized in accordance the population numbers.
Thanks to Antonio for sending in the link.
From Jon Bruner at Forbes.com, Where Americans are Moving is an interactive map infographic that shows the migration both into and out of that county. You’re not limited to the predefined cities that have buttons, but can choose any county in the country. Even after zooming in, it can be hard to see the details because there are so many lines displayed.
More than 10 million Americans moved from one county to another during 2008. The map below visualizes those moves. Click on any county to see comings and goings: black lines indicate net inward movement, red lines net outward movement.
Based on IRS data, I wish the statistics were easier to see. You can get access to the underlying data at data.gov; search for ‘migration’.
Who knew so many people were moving out of Hawaii?!?
Of Disney World’s more than 30,000 acres, less than one-fourth has been developed. Another fourth has been set aside as a wilderness preserve.
Found on Six Revisions
This is a very comprehensive, detail-heavy infographic designed by Carol Zuber-Mallison at ZM Graphics for InfographicsWorld.com. Including map data, a timeline, a few pie and bar charts, a schematic of the different fix scenarios and a visual of almost 4,000 squares.
“I usually do print work; this is my first piece specifically for social media. It just kept getting bigger and bigger as things continued to get worse in the Gulf.
I built it in four frantic days. There’s some things O would have done differently but when you’re working that fast you’re just putting stuff together with prayer and duct tape. Design takes a back seat to trying to get the information right.
This is an ongoing news event so things are constantly changing and I hope to update it at least once a week. (If you’ve found an error, please e-mail me so I can fix it.)”
— Carol Zuber-Mallison
Thanks to Justin Beegel from InfographicsWord.com for sending in the link!
Jon Bruner from Forbes.com has designed and posted an interactive timeline/map of the major investments China has made all over the world in the last five years.
When you first see the map, it’s an animated timeline that highlights which countries China invested in each month since March 2005. The animation completes when it reaches December 2009, and then you can select a particular year by clicking on the total investment bars across the bottom or see the details behind any particular investment by mousing over one of the bubbles. The bubble sizes represent the size of the investments.
Since 2005 Chinese firms and arms of the Chinese government have invested hundreds of billions of dollars in foreign companies and raw materials. Each dot on this map tracks one of those investments, with larger dots representing larger investments. Explore the map by rolling over and clicking on the dots and timeline.
Thanks Jon for the link!
“Follow the Money” is a video summarizing the results from the project by Northwestern University grad students Daniel Grady and Christian Thiemann. Using data from the website Where’s George?, they have been able to track the movement of U.S. paper currency. What can you learn from this? That there are natural borders within the U.S. that don’t necessarily follow state borders, and it can also be used to predict the spread of disease because it maps movement of people within the U.S.
From Maria Popova on BrainPickings.org: This may sound like dry statistical uninterestingness, but the video visualization of the results is rather eye-opening, revealing how money — not state borders, not political maps, not ethnic clusters — is the real cartographer drawing our cultural geography. The project was a winner at the 2009 Visualization Challenge sponsored by the National Science Foundation and AAA.
From Manuel Lima on VisualComplexity.com: Some places, such as Los Angeles, California, have many bills passing through it from across the nation, while others, such as Anderson County in Tennessee - Grady’s home - have bills circulating mainly within a more local neighborhood. Shown here are images from the video. The data from the Where’s George? project is in fact so pertinent that is also being used by researchers to predict the spread of flu across the United States.
You can see the Northwest project site, which has a much more adademic title “Community Structure in Multi-Scale Transportation Networks”.
From FloatingSheep.com, this is the Christianity Map that maps the volume of searches related to the different branches of Christianity across the globe. The great cartographers from Floating Sheep published three maps showing the world, the U.S. and Europe.
…discovered patterns that are incredibly clear. Catholics are most visible in much of the Northeast and Canada, with Lutherans taking the Midwest, Baptists the Southeast, and Mormons unsurprisingly taking much of the mountain states. Methodists, interestingly, seem to primarily be most visible in a thin red line between the Southern Baptists and everyone else.
Taking a closer look at Europe, there is a fascinating split between Orthodox Eastern Europe, Protestant Germany, and Catholic everywhere else. In places such as the UK that contain more Protestants than Catholics it is likely that people aren’t using the actual term “Protestant” as a signifier of their religion.
These are a more detailed look specifically at Christianity after some of their earlier work on the Google Geographies of Religion that look at searches for the different figures of religion across the globe.
Sam Loman has taken the subway map infographic style to the human body. Underskin is an infographic that traces the routes of eight different systems within the body (Digestive, Respiratory, Arterial, etc.), and highlights the major connection points.
You can see Sam’s work on just-sam.com, but the image there is low resolution. She sent me the image above so you could see the high-resolution details. Thanks Sam!
What emerged was startling: 26 signs, all drawn in the same style, appeared again and again at numerous sites (see illustration). Admittedly, some of the symbols are pretty basic, like straight lines, circles and triangles, but the fact that many of the more complex designs also appeared in several places hinted to von Petzinger and Nowell that they were meaningful - perhaps even the seeds of written communication.
A group of 26 symbols crops up at Stone Age sites throughout the world – are these the origin of the written word?
Found on Chart Porn