Mapping Arms Data: The Trade in Small Arms and Their Ammunition, 1992-2011 (Igarape Institute + PRIO)

Mapping Arms Data: The Trade in Small Arms and Their Ammunition, 1992-2011 (Igarape Institute + PRIO)

A really snazzy interactive visualization from the Igarape Institute in Rio Janeiro and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) based on the small arms and…

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Beyond “Soda, Pop, or Coke”: Regional Dialect Variation in the Continental US (Joshua Katz)

Beyond “Soda, Pop, or Coke”: Regional Dialect Variation in the Continental US (Joshua Katz)

These have been out for some time now, but I wanted to make sure to share. Joshua Katz, a PhD student in Statistics at NC…

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Mapping the Nation by Susan Schulten (Making Maps: DIY Cartography)

Mapping the Nation by Susan Schulten (Making Maps: DIY Cartography)

Susan Schulten is a professor of US History at the University of Denver, where she specializes on the history of maps. Her recent book Mapping…

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The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A History in Maps

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A History in Maps

I recently returned from a trip to Israel and the Palestinian Territories, where I worked with the nonprofit organization 1for3.org on an ongoing project to…

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40 Maps that Explain the World (Washington Post)

40 Maps that Explain the World (Washington Post)

A quick read from the Washington Post’s Worldviews blog showing how maps can be used as arguments. In other words, how the answers to complex…

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Map of May 20 and 31 Oklahoma Tornadoes with Population Density (SpatialKey blog)

Map of May 20 and 31 Oklahoma Tornadoes with Population Density (SpatialKey blog)

In response to the horrendous tornadoes that struck my home state of Oklahoma in May 2013, my friend Doug McCune’s company SpatialKey composed some maps…

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Every Building In Brooklyn, Mapped Out By Age (Co.Design)

Every Building In Brooklyn, Mapped Out By Age (Co.Design)

Beautiful maps incorporating a simple color ramp to show patterns of construction in Brooklyn. As you might expect, areas closer to Manhattan and along the…

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Geography of Hate: Geotagged Hateful Tweets in the United States (Humboldt State University)

Geography of Hate: Geotagged Hateful Tweets in the United States (Humboldt State University)

A team of researchers at Humboldt State University has produced an interactive map documenting an unfortunate phenomenon across the country—hatred. The team, funded by the University Research and…

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On the Ethics of Mapping: When does data collection cross the line?

On the Ethics of Mapping: When does data collection cross the line?

“I saw the chance to really work on an Internet scale, command hundred thousands of devices with a click of my mouse, portscan and map…

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'Nowcasting' Pollution on the Streets of London

‘Nowcasting’ Pollution on the Streets of London

From The Atlantic Cities, a (nearly) real-time map showing air quality and pollution in London. What’s more telling about these maps though, whether you live…

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