The Frustration of San Francisco’s Mass-Transit Riders, Visualized

The Frustration of San Francisco’s Mass-Transit Riders, Visualized

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City Plates

City Plates are 12-inch porcelain plates that have grid maps of 24 different cities on them, from Boston to Brasilia to Berlin.

City Plates

City Plates are 12-inch porcelain plates that have grid maps of 24 different cities on them, from Boston to Brasilia to Berlin.

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Real-time map of all forests on Earth launches next month

An online map that tracks in near real-time the vegetation area of all the world’s forests simultaneously will launch next month, after a preview was shown at a United Nations summit yesterday. Called “Global Forest Watch 2.0,” the map is a project years in the making led by the World Resources Institute, a nonprofit advocacy group focused on ecological issues.

Real-time map of all forests on Earth launches next month

An online map that tracks in near real-time the vegetation area of all the world’s forests simultaneously will launch next month, after a preview was shown at a United Nations summit yesterday. Called “Global Forest Watch 2.0,” the map is a project years in the making led by the World Resources Institute, a nonprofit advocacy group focused on ecological issues.

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Subways of North America

Subways of North America

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One Million Photos Taken From the International Space Station

Nate Bergey has created several data visualizations using 1,129,177 photos taken from the International Space Station. Since most images from the ISS are of land masses, Bergey found that plotting all of the images creates a fuzzy map of the world.

One Million Photos Taken From the International Space Station

Nate Bergey has created several data visualizations using 1,129,177 photos taken from the International Space Station. Since most images from the ISS are of land masses, Bergey found that plotting all of the images creates a fuzzy map of the world.

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Data Dive: Which comes first? Closed schools or blighted neighborhoods?
As Chicago closes public schools, a question arises: Do school closings contribute to a community’s downward spiral — or are they a symptom?

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Data Dive: Which comes first? Closed schools or blighted neighborhoods?

As Chicago closes public schools, a question arises: Do school closings contribute to a community’s downward spiral — or are they a symptom?

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T-Time: Boston Subway Time-Scale Map
MBTA subway lines, with stations spaced according to scheduled travel time.

T-Time: Boston Subway Time-Scale Map

MBTA subway lines, with stations spaced according to scheduled travel time.
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Pipeline Safety Tracker

Although they carry the vast majority of our oil and natural gas, the nation’s 2.5 million miles of pipelines remain largely invisible to the public. And while they’re much safer than alternatives such as trucks, pipelines suffer hundreds of ruptures and spills every year. Critics blame minimal oversight and old pipes for accidents that could have been prevented; operators maintain that they’re committed to continuous improvement.

Pipeline Safety Tracker

Although they carry the vast majority of our oil and natural gas, the nation’s 2.5 million miles of pipelines remain largely invisible to the public. And while they’re much safer than alternatives such as trucks, pipelines suffer hundreds of ruptures and spills every year. Critics blame minimal oversight and old pipes for accidents that could have been prevented; operators maintain that they’re committed to continuous improvement.

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A New Map Of The U.S., Created By How Our Dollar Bills Move

Using a site that tracks dollar bills, a theoretical physicist noticed that our state boundaries are rather arbitrary, but that money tends to stay within new, more realistic boundaries.

A New Map Of The U.S., Created By How Our Dollar Bills Move

Using a site that tracks dollar bills, a theoretical physicist noticed that our state boundaries are rather arbitrary, but that money tends to stay within new, more realistic boundaries.

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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.

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Using Google Earth terrain data to plan wireless networks

Because of the irregular terrain around the world and the inability for wireless signals to penetrate it, planning wireless technologies can be difficult. A few years ago we saw how Clif Guy used Google Earth to plot locations that needed access, but today we’re looking at the Wireless Networks Planning Tool (WiNPT) that makes excellent use of Google Earth terrain to help with network planning.

Using Google Earth terrain data to plan wireless networks

Because of the irregular terrain around the world and the inability for wireless signals to penetrate it, planning wireless technologies can be difficult. A few years ago we saw how Clif Guy used Google Earth to plot locations that needed access, but today we’re looking at the Wireless Networks Planning Tool (WiNPT) that makes excellent use of Google Earth terrain to help with network planning.

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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.

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