12 data maps that sum up London Image copyright James Cheshire/Oliver Uberti A new collection of data maps of London reveals a city heaving with information. A quick quiz question for you. How many football pitches could fit inside the Greater London boundary? Well, 220,000 of them would fill the space between Cockfosters and Croydon, Heathrow and Hornchurch. Heat maps reveal where you feel emotions in your body Yeah this is very misleading. It's as much a heat map as the colors on Taco Bell sauce packets are. Although the images appear to be heat related and the author refers to the brighter color as a 'warm glow', as far as I can tell these have nothing at all to do with heat - they are merely self-reported 'maps' of where on their bodies people felt differences after viewing words or images associated with different feelings.
Watch this emotional groom as he is serenaded by his soon-to-be wife Ryan and Arianna Pflederer were married last year but footage of a portion of their wedding ceremony is continuing to pick up speed across the worldwide web. All eyes are on bride Arianna as she approaches her groom at the altar, stealing the show with her rendition of Carrie Underwood’s “Look at Me.” “I’ve fallen like a fool for you. Map: Which languages are spoken at different tube stops? We probably don't need to tell you that London is a very diverse city. At the time of the last census, 37 per cent of the population were foreign-born and over 250 langauages were spoken within city limits. For around 1.7 million Londoners, English is a second language. To visualise quite how linguistically diverse the city is, Oliver O'Brien, a researcher at UCL, used 2011 census data to map the most common language besides English spoken by those living within 200m of London Underground, Overground, DLR and future Crossrail stations. Here's central London (you see an interactive version showing the whole network at Tube Tongues):
40 more maps that explain the world Maps seemed to be everywhere in 2013, a trend I like to think we encouraged along with August's 40 maps that explain the world. Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to. You might consider this, then, a collection of maps meant to inspire your inner map nerd. I've searched far and wide for maps that can reveal and surprise and inform in ways that the daily headlines might not, with a careful eye for sourcing and detail. I've included a link for more information on just about every one.
Free and Open Source GIS Software Which software is for me? Even though most open-source software is freely distributed, your time is limited. So which software should you try first? That depends on what you want to accomplish, the kind of free software you want to deploy and the environment in which you work. 40 Maps That Explain The Middle East Maps can be a powerful tool for understanding the world, particularly the Middle East, a place in many ways shaped by changing political borders and demographics. Here are 40 maps crucial for understanding the Middle East — its history, its present, and some of the most important stories in the region today. Middle East History The fertile crescent, the cradle of civilization The fertile crescent, the cradle of civilizationIf this area wasn't the birthplace of human civilization, it was at least a birthplace of human civilization.
The Monthly Conflict Situation Report PrevNext September 2015 Mouse over a country for an update Click on a country for more Conflict Risk Alert: Conflict Resolution Opportunity: Google Cube: Because you’re dying to play a game about Google Maps Ever wanted to lead a ball through a maze and learn about Google Maps at the same time? Me too. Google has released its Google Cube game, to be played once and forgotten. It’s fun to play for novice gamers (see: me) or someone looking to kill some time, but at its core, it’s a promotional vehicle.
William Smith: Seminal geology map re-discovered A first edition copy of one of the most significant maps in the history of science has been rediscovered in time for an important anniversary. William Smith's 1815 depiction of the geology of England, Wales and part of Scotland is a seminal piece of work. The first map of its kind produced anywhere in the world, only about 70 copies are thought to exist today. Now, The Geological Society has turned up another in its own archives, ready to celebrate the map's bicentenary.