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Denis Wood is an obscure cartographer who approaches mapmaking as a form of abstract art — “the map as poem.” A new documentary, Unmappable, hopes to bring a greater spotlight to Wood’s work while dealing with the uncomfortable fact that Wood is a registered sex offender. Predominantly working in his own neighborhood in Raleigh, North Carolina, Wood […]

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Having already pinpointed the happiest intersection in Manhattan at 7th and 77th (near Hayden Planetarium), the applied mathematicians at Computational Story Lab are expanding their scope in an effort to map out the existential condition of the entire country. Unlike art cartographer Eric Fischer who used geotag data of tweets to map density of twitter […]

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Here’s an interactive map from Stamen, embedded for your browsing pleasure and set around New York to “Watercolor” for that hand drawn aesthetic. It’s also available in a sleek high-contrast B+W “Toner” and Plain Jane “Terrain.” Oh, it’s fun. […]

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Art map master Eric Fischer is back to make cartographic sense of all that location data you’re giving away for free on Twitter. This is New York, with New Yorkers’ trips routed and their geotag density mapped out in “10000 points, 30000 vectors.” What do we learn? Broadway is “the spine.” Well, that does make […]

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Could bike sharing systems be a game changer for cycling in American cities? Check these slick-nifty interactive maps from London academic Oliver O’Brien and watch 16 cities around the world do it to it. […]

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Here’s a spanking new edition of the Map of Online Communities from XKCD’s Randall Munroe. Updates for 2010 include an expanded empire of Facebook, LiveJournal banished to a small Russian island (because it is), a personal territory for OK GO videos in YouTube country and a gaping hole in Craiglist where adult services once were. […]

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It’s a cartography double bill! Eric Fisher follows up his tourist vs. local maps by race-mapping the residents of the US metropolitan top 40. Meanwhile, designer Yanko Tsvetkov handily maps how US/Germany/etc stereotype Europe. Because dubbing Germany as the land of “Dirty Porn” is wrong. Wrong! […]

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Map-art porn alert! The NYC and map-centric You Are Here group show is hot with a 3D Jello-like Lower Manhattan map, a sweat-powered-light-bulb world atlas, a bodega database, scratch-and-sniff olfactory cartography of New York and special bits from the Animal-approved Hand-Drawn Maps Association. Peep a preview below. […]

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Breaking news! Everybody hates Thursdays! So say researchers who scanned 300 million Tweets for moods (“paradise” means happy, “rape” means sad). See the mappy video. It shows that the West Coast is happier than the East Coast. Jerks. […]

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People barely tweet in the Rikers Island Desert, tweet a lot in the East Village Hillside and tweet the most at the Times Square Peak. That’s all according to the “New York City New City Landscape,” a cartographic representation of NYC’s mobile tweet density and locations. […]

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