Peeking in at the Map Restorer’s Shop 

Last week we took a short vacation in Paris. One of our many long walks was along the Promenade Plantee, a linear elevated park that runs along an old railway viaduct. The Viaduct des Arts is a line of specialty arts and crafts stores in the archways underneath.

Peeking in at the Map Restorer’s Shop

Last week we took a short vacation in Paris. One of our many long walks was along the Promenade Plantee, a linear elevated park that runs along an old railway viaduct. The Viaduct des Arts is a line of specialty arts and crafts stores in the archways underneath.

Posted 1 year ago
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Metropolitain: Exploring the Paris Metro in 3D 

Metropolitain [metropolitain.io], developed by French data visualization studio Dataveyes, provides a dynamic 2D and 3D view on the hectic and feverish metro of the city of Paris.

Metropolitain: Exploring the Paris Metro in 3D

Metropolitain [metropolitain.io], developed by French data visualization studio Dataveyes, provides a dynamic 2D and 3D view on the hectic and feverish metro of the city of Paris.

Posted 1 year ago
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 French-Islamist Mali War Maps Batch One - The French Counterattack

Geographic Travels has tracked the war in Mali since the founding of the self-declared Tuareg state, the Republic of Azawad, in April 2012.  Since then the blog has noted the quick rise and fall of the Islamic Republic of Azawad in May and then the fall of pro-Azawad independence MNLA to the al Qaeda-member Ansar al Dine and allies in September. From fall up until the end of 2012 the Islamists were busy setting up an Islamic emirate in northern Mali with Sharia law and the destruction of the Sufi Muslim cultural landscape.  Early in January 2013 Ansar al Dine and its allies pushed out of the de facto Islamic emirate and into southern Mali.

French-Islamist Mali War Maps Batch One - The French Counterattack

Geographic Travels has tracked the war in Mali since the founding of the self-declared Tuareg state, the Republic of Azawad, in April 2012.  Since then the blog has noted the quick rise and fall of the Islamic Republic of Azawad in May and then the fall of pro-Azawad independence MNLA to the al Qaeda-member Ansar al Dine and allies in September.

From fall up until the end of 2012 the Islamists were busy setting up an Islamic emirate in northern Mali with Sharia law and the destruction of the Sufi Muslim cultural landscape.  Early in January 2013 Ansar al Dine and its allies pushed out of the de facto Islamic emirate and into southern Mali.

Posted 1 year ago
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Travel Through 2,000 Years of Paris’ History With Interactive 3D Model

If you’re a fan of time travel, exploring cities, history or virtual reality experiences, you’re going to love the latest project from Dassault Systèmes. With the help of historians and archeologists, Dassault has created Paris 3D, an interactive model that transports any Internet user through two millennia of the city’s history.

See how the French capital developed since its Roman conquest in 52 BC until the present day. Witness the construction of the Bastille and Notre Dame, navigate through winding stone streets in the middle ages and visit the 1889 World’s Fair to see the revelation of the Eiffel Tower.

 Google Maps shows how we spent summer 2012

In the blink of an eye, summer is coming to an end. It feels like it was just yesterday that I was planning out all my summer activities as I eagerly awaited the start of long, sunny days and warm nights. Before we approach the official end of summer on September 21, our Google Maps team thought it’d be fun to see how those of us in the Northern Hemisphere have spent the dog days. To do this, we reviewed the summer search activity on maps.google.com in several countries between the end of May and the beginning of September. Within each country, a look at some of the top-rising searches and the often-searched landmarks on Google Maps gives us a sense of how people around the world spent their summers.

Google Maps shows how we spent summer 2012

In the blink of an eye, summer is coming to an end. It feels like it was just yesterday that I was planning out all my summer activities as I eagerly awaited the start of long, sunny days and warm nights.

Before we approach the official end of summer on September 21, our Google Maps team thought it’d be fun to see how those of us in the Northern Hemisphere have spent the dog days. To do this, we reviewed the summer search activity on maps.google.com in several countries between the end of May and the beginning of September. Within each country, a look at some of the top-rising searches and the often-searched landmarks on Google Maps gives us a sense of how people around the world spent their summers.

Posted 1 year ago
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Urban Mobs

faberNovel and Orange teamed up to push the limits of data visualization. The idea was to use the huge amount of mobile phones data owned by Orange and turn it into a meaningful and beautiful visual representation in order to understand urban populations activity.

Processing Paris – Workshops with Andreas Gysin, v3ga and Marius Watz

Processing Paris is a series of workshops for artists and designers who wish to learn, develop and share their creative coding skills. Each year the team invites best professionals and teachers in the field to lead their workshops, catering for beginners to the most experienced.

Processing Paris – Workshops with Andreas Gysin, v3ga and Marius Watz

Processing Paris is a series of workshops for artists and designers who wish to learn, develop and share their creative coding skills. Each year the team invites best professionals and teachers in the field to lead their workshops, catering for beginners to the most experienced.

Posted 2 years ago
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 Why an MRI costs $1,080 in America and $280 in France

There is a simple reason health care in the United States costs more than it does anywhere else: The prices are higher.
That  may sound obvious. But it is, in fact, key to understanding one of the  most pressing problems facing our economy. In 2009, Americans spent  $7,960 per person on health care. Our neighbors in Canada spent $4,808.  The Germans spent $4,218. The French, $3,978. If we had the per-person  costs of any of those countries, America’s deficits would vanish.  Workers would have much more money in their pockets. Our economy would  grow more quickly, as our exports would be more competitive.

Why an MRI costs $1,080 in America and $280 in France

There is a simple reason health care in the United States costs more than it does anywhere else: The prices are higher.

That may sound obvious. But it is, in fact, key to understanding one of the most pressing problems facing our economy. In 2009, Americans spent $7,960 per person on health care. Our neighbors in Canada spent $4,808. The Germans spent $4,218. The French, $3,978. If we had the per-person costs of any of those countries, America’s deficits would vanish. Workers would have much more money in their pockets. Our economy would grow more quickly, as our exports would be more competitive.

Posted 2 years ago
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ethankociela:

Tour de France Infographic Poster

ethankociela:

Tour de France Infographic Poster

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ilikeprivacy:

Interesting way to visualise the wine regions of france

ilikeprivacy:

Interesting way to visualise the wine regions of france

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