May 6, 2014

Cities Mapped by Running Routes

Cities, Mapped by Where Their People Go Running

From the site:

Inspired by a 2011 project that mapped popular running routes in a few European cities, Nathan Yau at FlowingData has done the same for 22 major cities, including 18 in the U.S.

To make these maps, Lau simply grabbed public data from the exercise-tracking app RunKeeper. While these visualizations are not representative of all runners in a city, they do offer useful information on urban spaces. For one, we see that people really do love running near water and in parks.

January 15, 2014

Worldwide Current Wind Map

from the site:

a visualization of global weather conditions

forecast by supercomputers

updated every three hours

August 26, 2013

Minneapolis Crime Maps

Crime in Minneapolis

from MinnPost:

Below you will find aggregate Minneapolis crime data for the most recent month that has been made available. Reporting on crime trends is a complicated business, and raw crime stats can be misleading; please read the full post on our methodology for detailed information and additional caveats. Check back each month for updated numbers.

August 9, 2013

Trace America's Streams

Trace America's Streams using Streamer, by USGS

from the site:

The USGS National Geospatial Program is proud to announce the release of a dynamic map called Streamer, which allows a web user to map upstream and downstream traces and generate reports for each trace (including a map of the trace; its direction, total length, and outlet waterbody; its origin's stream name, coordinates, and elevation; and counts of the number of gages, streams, states, counties, and cities along the trace.)

August 7, 2013

New Language Map from U.S. Census

New Interactive Map From U.S. Census Bureau Shows Languages Spoken in America

from the site:

The U.S. Census Bureau today released an interactive, online map pinpointing the wide array of languages spoken in homes across the nation, along with a detailed report on rates of English proficiency and the growing number of speakers of other languages.

Direct link to the map here: U.S. Census Interactive Language Map

June 5, 2013

The Geography of Tweets

The Geography of Tweets

The data includes "all of the geo-tagged Tweets since 2009." The resulting maps are pretty spectacular...

March 19, 2013

Mapping March Madness

Mapping March Madness

Maps related to the likelihood of attending or watching college basketball games...

October 8, 2012

The United States of Starbucks

The United States of Starbucks

Maps of Starbucks-owned locations connected using a Delaunay triangulation and a Voronoi diagram.

The latter shows that the furthest possible distance you can be from a Starbucks in the continental U.S. is 170 miles. Also, further analysis shows that more than 80% of the U.S. population lives within 20 miles of a Starbucks...

July 2, 2012

Colorado Wildfires Map Gallery

Colorado Wildfires User Map Gallery

from the site:

This gallery showcases web maps and applications created by Esri users. It features a combination of user-generated information, authoritative live feeds, and social media used to create compelling, visually-rich content using ArcGIS Online.

June 12, 2009

Flickr Releases Shapefiles in the Public Domain

Flickr has made their shapefile data available under the Creative Commons Zero Waiver....placing them within the public domain so that researchers, developers and others can use them without worry.

Additional information about the shape files is available on their site.