I came across these maps and was immediately drawn in. I had no idea what the maps were illustrating but their appearance was captivating enough to make me do a little additional research to find out.
Torque allows you to create beautiful visualizations with big temporal datasets by bundling HTML5 browser rendering technologies with a generic and efficient temporal data transfer format created using the CartoDB SQL API.
We see them every day, popping up on our Twitter feeds, filtered through blogs, or even scattered throughout the New York Times: maps portraying not the usual locations or destinations, but data. Through mapping intangibles, citizens are shaping the culture of their cities.
Last year map geek Eric Fischer created heat maps showing where Flickr photos are taken in large cities and comparing tourist vs. local hotspots. Now he’s back again with beautiful maps showing geotagged Flickr photos and Twitter Tweets.
Interdisciplinary research (“IDR”) is often trumpeted as essential for scientific and technological advancement. This website offers a novel tool, the overlay maps of science, as a method to explore the degree of interdisciplinarity.
Places & Spaces: Mapping Science is meant to inspire cross-disciplinary discussion on how to best track and communicate human activity and scientific progress on a global scale. It has two components: the physical part and the online counterpart.