Category Archives: cartography

Super Bowl Fun – NFL Fan Map (FandomMap) created from Facebook data

TweetSuper Bowl week is here so that means more cool data visualizations.. best BBQ, tail gate hot spots, and those awesome NFL fan maps! Here’s details of a cool fan map – I’m not sure I can agree that its … Continue reading

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Announcing Weekly US Census Data Visualizations

TweetI’m a HUGE fan of data visualizations and I’m always glad to see when awesome companies are working hard to create beautiful, meaningful data visualisations to generate a buzz or tell a story – case in point, just check out … Continue reading

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Cartography Tip – Color Brewer (2.0) Expert Color Advice For Your Maps

TweetEver had trouble determining an appropriate color scheme for you mapping projects and products?  Here is an extremely useful resource for selecting color schemes for your cartographic products. It’s a website called ColorBrewer 2.0, developed by Cynthia Brewer, professor of … Continue reading

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World’s Oldest Printed Maps at the Royal BC Museum

TweetI had the pleasure of attending a very cool press event here in our little town of Victoria, B.C on Vancouver Island! Our awesome museum, The Royal B.C. Museum, has just scored a really cool exhibition (“Envisioning The World: The … Continue reading

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Go Black and White With an Awesome Stamen Toner Map

TweetStamen Maps is fun, and awesome, there’s no question about that! Users can create beautiful maps to embed on their blog or website or simply produce a gorgeous image graphic for use on a poster, business card or ??? Over … Continue reading

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Create Your Own Watercolor Map With Stamen Tools

TweetEveryone loves maps, particularly the GeoGeek… but there’s also some amazing map art out there and when you think of maps and art you have to also think about the amazing stuff that comes from Stamen… case in point, their … Continue reading

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Mapping the Olympics – Olympic Medal Cartogram

TweetHere’s another clever visualization (although I have to say that the color selection used here is pretty poor), this time from Esri using the fun cartographic display method known as a cartogram – FYI, A Gastner-Newman cartogram preserves the general … Continue reading

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500 Year Old Map Could be America’s birth certificate

TweetWow cool, and you may have thought that America came into existence in 1776! Apparently America may have existed in some form as long as 500 years ago, this according to a recently discovered map that clearly shows a region … Continue reading

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Medical geography – AIDsVU visualizing HIV by Zip / Census Tract

TweetLike many good geographers, I’m a huge fan of medical geography and the practice of analyzing spatial patterns and trends in order to better understand the makeup and geography associated with health issues. An interesting project announced this week comes … Continue reading

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The Geography (and Visualization) of the Basketball Court

TweetHere’s an interesting story from the Slate and a very cool use of a geographic visualization that looks at the spatial patterns and distribution of the 3 basketball shot – thanks to Brad Shannon of FOCO for the tip off … Continue reading

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Creativity Not Just For Cartographers: Geo Analysts Need It Too

TweetWhat do GIS analysis and creativity have in common? Quite a lot, actually. While it may seem that geo analytical work is solely a left-brained affair and thus the opposite of creativity, there are, in fact, many ways in which … Continue reading

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Yes, Even CNN Gets Their Cartography Wrong! Sorry London

TweetYou gotta admit, we all love to see CNN mess up… its particularly funny though when their fumble is is recorded digitally and shared with the World via Twitter! That’s pretty much what happened when keep eye (and quick with … Continue reading

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