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World City Populations Interactive Map 1950-2030. The Global Urban Transformation This map visualises the radical transformation that has occurred across the globe in the last 60 years, from a 30% urban world in 1950, to a 54% urban world in 2015 and a predicted two-thirds urban world in 2050.

World City Populations Interactive Map 1950-2030

In 1950 there were 740m people living in cities; there are now 4 billion, rising to a predicted 6.3b by 2050. The circles on the map are proportional to city populations in 1950, 1990, 2015 and 2030. Move your mouse over cities to explore their detailed dynamics. A Powerful New Mapmaking Tool Fit for Both Pros and Newbies. Geodata is blowing up like crazy.

A Powerful New Mapmaking Tool Fit for Both Pros and Newbies

As of last year, more than 680,000 apps in the Apple store were using location services to pinpoint users and serve up site-specific directions or restaurant recommendations (just to name two obvious examples). Entities from city governments to human rights groups are uploading torrents of location data on everything from fruit trees to drone strikes. Wrangling all that geodata and turning into something useful is a huge challenge. New web-based software from Mapbox aims to help. The DC and San Francisco-based company has been working for more than a year to overhaul its Mapbox Studio software. Click to Open Overlay Gallery “Mapmaking has traditionally consisted of 80% getting ready to design a map, fussing with datasources, installing software, and then 20% design,” says Tom MacWright, one of the lead developers on the project.

That’s no small thing. No coding is required to use the new version of Studio. Problem loading page. Peeled sky paintings (2000-2006) Problem loading page. Using CartoDB to visualize how far birds migrate in a single night - LifeWatch INBO. Last week we participated in a very productive workshop in Amsterdam organized by working group 3 of ENRAM.

Using CartoDB to visualize how far birds migrate in a single night - LifeWatch INBO

Stadtbilder. Mapping the digital shape of cities. Moritz Stefaner, 2013. Line Graphs and Parallel Processing in R · Whack Data. 04 Aug 2014 A few months ago I came across one of the most beautiful visualizations I have ever seen: James Cheshire's Population Lines Print.

Line Graphs and Parallel Processing in R · Whack Data

What I love about it is that, in the absence of any traditional map features, the outlines of countries and continents are immediately apparent. Population Lines Print. I recently produced a map entitled “Population Lines”, which shows population density by latitude.

Population Lines Print

The aim was to achieve a simple and fresh perspective on these well-known data. I have labelled a few key cities for orientation purposes but I’ve left off most of the conventional cartographical adornments. I am really pleased with the end result not least because it resembles Joy Division’s iconic Unknown Pleasures album cover, which in itself is a great example of data visualisation as art. You Can Hang These Legendary American Data Visualizations On Your Walls  Visualization Turns America's Rivers Into A Gorgeous Rainbow. Andrew Hill is a PhD-holding biologist and digital cartographer who works for "cloud-based mapping platform" CartoDB.

Visualization Turns America's Rivers Into A Gorgeous Rainbow

Recently, he has turned his attention to rivers. One of his interactive maps showed which rivers in the U.S. have received rain in the last hour. And now, he has made a beautiful map color-coding every American river according to which of the cardinal directions they flow toward. Using NYPL MapWarper maps inside CartoDB — CartoDB Blog.

Geospatial data lovers know that proximity has its perks- especially in a major city like New York.

Using NYPL MapWarper maps inside CartoDB — CartoDB Blog

We recently spent a few minutes browsing through the work of New York Public Library’s Map Division and discovering all of the awesome tools they’re creating- one of which we are about to share with you. World, meet (or re-meet for those of you who already know) MapWarper: The NYPL’s open-access tool for rectifying historical maps from its collections and making them available to the public.

The library’s developer team has been seriously cranking, so you have almost 10,000 maps to peruse and use. Storms on the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts. Heavy rain and snow possible over the northeastern states and heavy rain possible over parts of the northern California and Pacific Northwest coasts.

Storms on the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts

Low pressure over the Ohio Valley will be absorbed by the deepening storm along the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Coast. The low over the Ohio Valley will produce snow over parts of the Great Lakes and rain over parts of the Ohio Valley on Tuesday morning. As the low along the East Coast deepens, the system will become quasi-stationary near Long Island, New York Tuesday evening through Wednesday evening. The storm will pull moisture off the Atlantic producing moderate to heavy rain over the Mid-Atlantic Coast that will move into New England Tuesday evening into Wednesday. The Geospatial Web. Know Center. KTI. FIT-IT Semantic Systems Project.

Environmental Online Communication - ECOresearch Network. Mapping the city, statistic by statistic. Jump to navigation  Menu 🔊 Listen Tech.

Mapping the city, statistic by statistic

Borderline Reality. For years, economic and social observers have taken to redrawing our borders to better define our situation and to attempt to predict the future.

Borderline Reality

Maybe you thought the global financial meltdown has raised anxiety levels in the United States quite enough. But a Russian professor’s decade old prediction of national disintegration suggests much worse on the way. Prof.