The United States redrawn as Fifty States with equal population, a map originally made by Neil Freeman of Fake is the New Real (and highlighted today’s Washington Post).

The United States redrawn as Fifty States with equal population, a map originally made by Neil Freeman of Fake is the New Real (and highlighted today’s Washington Post).

Posted 8 months ago
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Political donations by county: two decades of change.

From the Sunlight Foundation blog:

Some 30 percent of all the money raised in last year’s presidential election came from just 10 of the nation’s more than 3,000 counties, all of them in major metropolitan areas. But a high proportion of multi-millionaires placed a couple of sparsely populated Wyoming counties among the last election cycle’s highest per-capita givers.

These are just a few of the interesting patterns of political influence that the Sunlight Foundation is beginning to uncover from a partnership with a Philadelphia-based firm that specializes in mapping and geo-spatial analysis. Over the summer, we worked together to create location-based analyses of the federal campaign finance data displayed on Influence Explorer. The partnership produced new and more accurate ways to identify trends in political spending through the power of data vizualization.

From The Atlantic:

Two researchers, Mark Graham and Stefano De Stabbata, at the Oxford Internet Institute have depicted the world’s “Internet empires” in a map, [above]. The map shows each nation’s most popular website, with the size of nations altered to reflect the number of Internet users there.

The map makes for a brief, informative look at how geographic—and universal—certain web tastes and habits are.

From City SDK: 

All 9,866,539 buildings in the Netherlands, shaded according to year of construction. Data from BAG, via CitySDK. Map made with TileMill by Bert Spaan, Waag Society, inspired by BKLYNR.

From City SDK:

All 9,866,539 buildings in the Netherlands, shaded according to year of construction. Data from BAG, via CitySDK. Map made with TileMill by Bert SpaanWaag Society, inspired by BKLYNR.

Posted 10 months ago
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Reshaping New York 

From buildings to bike lanes to painting over Broadway, how the city changed in 12 years of Bloomberg

Reshaping New York

From buildings to bike lanes to painting over Broadway, how the city changed in 12 years of Bloomberg

Posted 11 months ago
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Places Actually Discovered by Europeans, Mapped

Places Actually Discovered by Europeans, Mapped

Posted 11 months ago
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PLUTO Data Tour

PLUTO Data Tour

Posted 11 months ago
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Pangea with political boundaries

Pangea with political boundaries

Posted 11 months ago
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Map of the Week: Hill Mapper San Francisco

Hill Mapper San Francisco uses the Elevation API to show how steep streets are in San Francisco.

Map of the Week: Hill Mapper San Francisco

Hill Mapper San Francisco uses the Elevation API to show how steep streets are in San Francisco.

Posted 12 months ago
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Abstract Maps

Abstract Maps

Posted 12 months ago
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