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May 2015

These Pretty City Maps Were Drawn By Our Paths Through Them | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

by sbrothier
It’s no secret that tourists love to snap pictures on the Staten Island ferry. Or that photographers will wander the side streets of east London capturing the latest street art. Everyone knows that Paris’s visitor-friendly arrondissements are flooded with selfie sticks on weekends. Now, a new visualization of more than a decade of Flickr photographs shows exactly what paths photographers make when taking pictures.

April 2015

Textures.js

by sbrothier & 1 other
Textures are useful for the selective perception of different categories

You Can Play Pac-Man On Google Maps Right Now

by sbrothier
Go to Google Maps, find yourself an area with lots of roads (New York City will do nicely), and click the big Pac-Man icon

March 2015

Beautiful Destruction: 11 Gorgeous Geologic Maps of Volcanoes | WIRED

by sbrothier (via)
IT'S NOT ALWAYS obvious what it is that scientists find beautiful about a graph, microscope slide, soil sample or some other aspect of their work. It just looks like numbers, blobs or dirt to the rest of us. But sometimes a scientific result or product is so visually appealing, anyone would want to hang it on their wall as art.

Tangram Vector map

by sbrothier
Proof-of-concept demo of creative cartography using animated vectors to present Open Streetmap data (in this case, heavily inspired by TRON).

David Rumsey Historical Map Collection | The Collection

by sbrothier & 3 others
Welcome to the David Rumsey Map Collection Database and Blog. The Map Database has many viewers and the Blog has numerous categories.

Paula Scher’s Map Paintings Exhibited in New York | New at Pentagram

by sbrothier & 1 other
Pentagram is pleased to announce that Paula Scher’s acclaimed map paintings will be presented in a new exhibition opening tonight at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in New York. The exhibition features both paintings and screenprints, including several works that are being shown for the first time, like Scher’s latest painting, Antarctica, pictured above. The show is Scher’s first collaboration with Wolkowitz and remains on view through February 18.

Human Data

by sbrothier & 1 other (via)
Human helps people move almost twice as much in six weeks. Every day, people track millions of activities with our app. We visualized 7.5 Million miles of activity in major cities all across the globe to get an insight into Human activity. Walking, running, cycling, and motorized transportation data tell us different stories.

February 2015

January 2015

gmaps.js — Google Maps API with less pain and more fun

by Krome & 2 others
gmaps.js allows you to use the potential of Google Maps in a simple way. No more extensive documentation or large amount of code.

gmaps.js — Google Maps API with less pain and more fun

by srcmax & 2 others
gmaps.js allows you to use the potential of Google Maps in a simple way. No more extensive documentation or large amount of code.

Index du site - Visionscarto

by sbrothier
« Visionscarto » est un lieu où doivent se sentir à l’aise toutes les personnes qui souhaitent réfléchir sur des concepts originaux de cartographie — comme la cartographie participative, la cartographie radicale ou la cartographie narrative – et de tenter d’en enrichir le champ.

December 2014

Designing a Super Mario map with Mapbox Studio | Mapbox

by sbrothier
Due to the amount of features and level of abstraction, I knew that creating this map would be a great test of my proficiency with Mapbox Studio, as well as Studio's own limits. By diving into the deep end, I learned some useful strategies.

November 2014

GameSetMap | A blog about maps about tennis. Rethinking Sports Analytics for tennis.

by sbrothier
GameSetMap is a blog about maps and tennis. In this blog I visually explore and spatially analyze tennis match data to better understand the results and actions during tennis matches. Spatial analytics is reasonably new to tennis, and I hope this blog encourages more when and where statistics about the great game of tennis!

October 2014

Raw

by sbrothier & 2 others
The missing link between spreadsheets and vector graphics.

September 2014

Tangram, A Mapping Library

by sbrothier (via)
Traditionally, maps have been expensive and time-consuming to make, but that’s changing fast. High-quality maps are easier to make every day thanks to OpenStreetMap and modern computer graphics capabilities, and we feel they can be pushed even further with ideas and techniques from 3D animation, video games, and other visual disciplines. To test this theory, the Mapzen graphics team has been working on a mapping library called Tangram.

The Audubon Birds & Climate Change Report

by sbrothier (via)
Climate change threatens the birds we see every day. I pledge to help build a brighter future for the 314 birds at risk.

Google Unveils The Cartographer, Its Indoor Mapping Backpack | TechCrunch

by sbrothier
If you have been following the development of Google Maps over the years, you are probably familiar with the Trekker, the backpack that includes a complete Street View camera setup for mapping anything from hikes into the Grand Canyon to walks through penguin colonies in Antarctica. Today, a new backpack is joining Google’s mapping tools: the Cartographer for indoor mapping.

July 2014

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