Home - ChartsBin.com. 7 Innovative online maps. Mentionmapp - A Twitter Visualization. WikipediaVision (beta) Infographic of the Day: Subway Map Morphs Based on Travel Times. The iconic London Tube Map is endlessly inspirational to other designers.
Here's another one for the pile: Tom Carden's "Time Travel Tube Map" uses the Processing visual programming language to warp London into different shapes that display the travel time required to get to any station in the system from one central location. The clever twist is that the "central" station can be any one you choose: the map reshapes itself to focus on whatever point you happen to be at. It's like that old saw: "wherever you go, there you are"--but powered by Java. What London looks like to God. What London looks like to someone stuck way the #&^@ out in Chesham. Places in the city emotionally 'closer' visualised and sonified by Kitchen Budapest #foursquare #openframeworks. SubMap is a project by Dániel Feles, Krisztián Gergely, Attila Bujdosó and Gáspár Hajdu at Kitchen Budapest.
The project visualises and sonificates data pulled from one of the biggest news sites of Hungary, origo.hu. One frame is one day, and on one day many things can happen. Depending on how many times a day the name of a city or a village is mentioned on the site, the map of Hungary dynamically distorts according to that number. The sound follows and sonfies that visual outcome, creating a generative ever changing drone.