A representation of the travel legs – both by plane and by bus – of the Division I basketball tournaments, executed using map pins, embroidery floss, school logos and a lot of patience. This one is from last year but you get the picture!
A nice, real case study looks at an effort by the Cleveland Cavs to deliver a cool and fun experience to fans using proximity beacon technology
In preparation for today’s awesome match between USA and those pesky Germans you can check out this Esri story map showing you the roster of team USA. View the players’ bio, photo and more on the map – Go USA!
Opera Mediaworks has released a two-part study revealing how consumers use their mobile devices to interact and engage with health and fitness content.
Seems the UK Ordnance Survey is in the mobile app making business as the UK data provider for teh Government has released OS Ride, a mobile app for iOS featuring routes for the Tour de France. OS Ride features detailed routes of the first three stages of the Tour de France, which comes to Great Britain in July 2014. The easy to use app uses Ordnance Survey’s detailed outdoor mapping, enabling cyclists to successfully navigate and track their progress as they ride the routes ahead of Wiggins, Froome, Cavendish and co. OS Ride contains mapping for all three British stages of the 2014 event which take place on 5, 6, 7 July 2014, as well as high quality route maps for historic stages of the tour when the world’s most famous cycle race came to Great Britain in 2007, 1994 and 1974. Each stage has also been split into smaller segments making the app a fantastic tool for all levels of road cycling.
The free iOS app is available to download from the App Store – https://itunes.apple.com/GB/
Here’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 appearance and adjacency of countries while modifying the shape so that the area is proportional to the variable being mapped). Enjoy this presentation by Kenneth Field, Olympic medals: area cartogram – Gastner-Newman cartogram showing Summer Olympic medal haul by nation… fun stuff!
From the map… You can see the impact of mapping Olympic medal totals on the map with the USA, UK, Sweden, France and Germany having proportionally larger areas compared to nations with lower medal hauls.
An interesting article describing the construction of the very innovative Arizona Cardinal stadium complete with retractable roof and roll-out stadium floor with natural turn playing surface which is rolled inside only on game days, the rest of the time the turf is outside soaking up sun.
From the article… The stadium’s nominal seating capacity of 63,500 for the Cardinals’ National Football League (NFL) games is expandable up to 73,000 to host marquee games, such as the annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowls, the BCS Championship Bowl (in January, 2007) and the NFL’s Super Bowl XLII (in February, 2008)