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Strange Maps. Mapping Memories – Janice Caswell. Janice Caswell’s work is about mapping memories.

Mapping Memories – Janice Caswell

She says her work arises out of a desire to capture experience and an impulse to locate, arrange and secure the past. Her work also embraces the mind’s faulty processes in trying to accomplish this. She creates her mental maps in the form of large scale wall drawings and works on paper. She connects a system of color coded circular points with drawn lines or threads to define a space and re-create a past experience using an organizational map constructed from her own memories.

She admits that there is no way for her to accurately chart these memories, but she is more interested in the process of how the mind organizes information and how that can play out visually. Like this: Like Loading... London - mapped by its photographs. David Crandall, Lars Backstrom, Daniel Huttenlocher and Jon Kleinberg at Cornell University have recently created automatic maps of cities, including London, by analysing 35 million photographs from Flickr, the world's largest online photographic collection.

London - mapped by its photographs

The London map was created by analysing 1.2 million photos taken by 36,000 photographers. The majority of photographs were taken over the last 3 years. Sites of Memory. Wind Map. An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us—energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future.

Wind Map

This map shows you the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US. The wind map is a personal art project, not associated with any company. We've done our best to make this as accurate as possible, but can't make any guarantees about the correctness of the data or our software. Cartografia Sonora. A City's Heartbeat - Geneva. A City's Heartbeat uses CartoDB to transform transportation dataset into a data cube format, which allows us to render big, time series data in the client.

A City's Heartbeat - Geneva

Special thanks to CartoDB for supporting us with their super awesome GIS backend. This project wouldn't be possible without their platform. Brought to you by: Max Xu | Adrian Vu | Zi Xin Chong Browser Support: Beyond Close - mapping epic videos. Austin Music Map. Tutorial - From Google Screenshot to 3D Map - 3D Map Generator Pro. The Silent History — What is This? The Silent History is a groundbreaking novel, written and designed specially for iPad and iPhone, that uses serialization, exploration, and collaboration to tell the story of a generation of unusual children — born without the ability to create or comprehend language, but perhaps with other surprising skills of their own.

The Silent History — What is This?

The next most obvious thing. A Terrifying, Fascinating Timelapse of 30 Years of Human Impact on Earth. A new interactive project from Google, NASA and the US Geological Survey.

A Terrifying, Fascinating Timelapse of 30 Years of Human Impact on Earth

Since the 1970s, NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey have been amassing satellite images of every inch of our planet as part of the Landsat program. Over time, the images reveal a record of change: of cities expanding, lakes and forests disappearing, new islands emerging from the sea off the coast of rising Middle East metropolises like Dubai. If you could thumb through these historic pictures as if in a flip book, they would show stunning change across the earth's surface, in both our natural environments and our man-made ones. An Intriguingly Detailed Animation of How People Move Around a City. Much of what we know about how people move around a metro area – whether they drive to work, where they're going, how many stops they make along the way – comes from travel diaries that sample households periodically fill out.

An Intriguingly Detailed Animation of How People Move Around a City

Increasingly, we can supplement this information with meta-data from new sources like social media, cell phones, or electronic transit fare cards. But the old-fashioned household travel survey still does the best job of nailing down the details: whether that traveling dot seen from a Foursquare visualization is on a bus or in a car, if she has a job, how much money her household makes. Travel surveys make it possible to disaggregate commuting patterns by income or age group. Dazzling Timelapse Videos of Millions of FourSquare Check-Ins. In six global cities.

Dazzling Timelapse Videos of Millions of FourSquare Check-Ins

For years, the location-tracking app FourSquare has been amassing an enviable well of data on how people spend their time, where they go, and what these patterns reveal about their commuting and entertaining behaviors. If you're on one end of the app, checking in on your smart phone at a neighborhood dive bar, the tool is a handy way to broadcast your whereabouts to your friends. From the other end – from FourSquare's point of view – each logged location contributes to a much larger picture of the life of whole business districts and cities.

Urban tapestries. Visualizing London's Skyline With A 3-D Map Of Tweets. We've seen how 3-D mapping can be used to visualize a city's history, or even more abstract concepts like relative levels of income inequality.  Visualization et al. The Morphing City is a visualization study where a city mutates its shape accordingly with the traffic on its main arteries.

 Visualization et al.

Those morphs tend to traduce the actual perceived distances within a city, bypassing the common perception based on its geographical mapping. This visualization model was executed for the city of Lisbon. To attain it, topological information was gathered from OpenStreetMap to build a skeleton for the city based on its main arteries. Flickr – Compartilhamento de fotos! 10 examples of urban data visualization. @manufernandez The complexity of cities (a diverse and always changing environment) produces a huge amount of data.

10 examples of urban data visualization

The growing availability of tools to generate, capture, store, manage and analyze this data opens up a wide spectrum of possibilities around those big data. The opening up of public data (public transport, traffic flows, water, waste, use of space, business, etc.) offers the possibility of transforming them into far more useful information than just messy and purely statistical aggregation. The result of this in a context of wide spreading of mobile devices helps to understand the social value of creating new apps that use this data to give users greater ability to interact and experience the city from their own needs. Visualization has become a expanding tool in recent years.

Here is a selection of some work I find suggestive as good examples of how to visualize the intensity of urban life in video format or as interactive web tools. Traffic accidents in the U.S. Because "social physicist" is not an oxymoron.