Our Map Library now has a new set of Ordnance Survey Landranger maps that you can borrow. Here’s one view of why this “bio-optical knowledge recording and information dissemination system” is so great. But please don’t use ours as a handkerchief.
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This art project uses data from the US Digital National Forecast Database to produce a zoomable map showing an animated tracery of lines to depict wind direction and speed.
It’s only a month until the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the BBC has marked the occasion with a map pinpointing the 113 countries she has visited during her reign. You are challenged to compare the number of countries you have visited with the number visted by the Queen.
A recent survey of 20 cartographic experts from around the world flagged this up as one of their top ten most expertly designed maps. Plotting the link between a Facebook user’s location and that of their friends reveals a remarkably detailed map of the world. Remember that all you are seeing here is great circle arc joining a sample of pairs of facebook friends. It’s best viwed by clicking the link to ‘View high-res’.
The BBC was reporting today on the rise of the shisha bar in Glasgow, with a health charity warning that one hour of inhaling flavoured tobacco through a shisha was equivalent to smoking 100 cigarettes. Being No Smoking Day it’s worth looking on a more general level at this map in which the size of the territory is proportional to the number of men who smoke there.
It’s interesting to compare that with the equivalent map for female smokers.
Try not to be too alarmed by the title of this page, it’s actually a very good demonstration of how to visualise some simple survey data.
Click on the page to access Ewan Mills’ full dissertation that looks at people’s perceptions of where a neighbourhood begins and ends. Perhaps someone would like to have a go at a similar exercise for Portsmouth? Some of our neighbourhoods are relatively distinct, such as Old Portsmouth and Port Solent. But where does Southsea become Eastney, for example?
Our Cartographer has been working on a map of the University campus that includes three-dimensional representations of key buildings. We’ve seen many examples of such maps before, but here’s one of the best of its type that was published last year. The base map appears to be hand drawn and coloured – apparently it took two years and over 3,000 hours to complete.
A bit grim perhaps (there’ll be more jolly sites to round off the week), but with Christmas just around the corner and the liklihood of seasonal campaigns to stop people from drinking and driving, here’s a sobering map upon which is plotted every road collision in which someone died.
[Thanks to FS for this suggestion]
TOTD is in the holiday mood and likes this map by the cartoonist and illustrator Tom Gauld. It’s worth looking at the other items in his portfolio too.
Here’s yet another design based on the famous London Underground map. This time the theme is Dr Who, with the added bonus that every entry is clickable and takes you to a wiki page about one of the baddies.