Cartography

From Mapper to Validator to Judge

The latest #MapLesotho project push began on 4 January. Project participants have been asked to adopt a new role – that of validator. They have been asked to move from creators working with blank sheets as part of a team

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From Mapper to Validator to Judge

The latest #MapLesotho project push began on 4 January. Project participants have been asked to adopt a new role – that of validator. They have been asked to move from creators working with blank sheets as part of a team

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A Virtual Journey Through #MapLesotho

It feels as though I have been there many times – wandering through rural Lesotho. Traversing table mountains, dramatic escarpments, moving from small hamlets and villages following winding rivers fed by meandering streams. When I want to travel I choose

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A Virtual Journey Through #MapLesotho

It feels as though I have been there many times – wandering through rural Lesotho. Traversing table mountains, dramatic escarpments, moving from small hamlets and villages following winding rivers fed by meandering streams. When I want to travel I choose

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Steady, Steady … Holding to a Prudent Course

Anxious to participate in the crowdsourced initiative to map out Ireland’s historical political and administrative boundaries, I have been carefully and steadily following the stages outlined by Dave Corley in “Mapping Irish Townlands”. As I mentioned last week he has provided superb

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Steady, Steady … Holding to a Prudent Course

Anxious to participate in the crowdsourced initiative to map out Ireland’s historical political and administrative boundaries, I have been carefully and steadily following the stages outlined by Dave Corley in “Mapping Irish Townlands”. As I mentioned last week he has provided superb

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Challenging the Spatial Historian

I have great respect for the Programming Historian, a collaborative and evolving collection of tutorials and hands-on guides to inspire and guide practitioners in the art of doing digital history. The site does’t sugarcoat the one critical aspect of doing digital

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Challenging the Spatial Historian

I have great respect for the Programming Historian, a collaborative and evolving collection of tutorials and hands-on guides to inspire and guide practitioners in the art of doing digital history. The site does’t sugarcoat the one critical aspect of doing digital

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On Kindred Britain: Are we are all one big clique?

One of the more exciting – for me personally at least – digital humanities projects that I have come across this year is Kindred Britain. Kindred Britain is a network of nearly 30,000 individuals — many of them iconic figures in

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On Kindred Britain: Are we are all one big clique?

One of the more exciting – for me personally at least – digital humanities projects that I have come across this year is Kindred Britain. Kindred Britain is a network of nearly 30,000 individuals — many of them iconic figures in

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Telling Digital Stories with StoryMapJS

The bank holiday affords the luxury of playing around with all the little bits of code and technology that one saves for that oft too often mythical ‘later’. I found a bit of later today and decided to try out

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Telling Digital Stories with StoryMapJS

The bank holiday affords the luxury of playing around with all the little bits of code and technology that one saves for that oft too often mythical ‘later’. I found a bit of later today and decided to try out

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Mapping Vice and Ethnicity

A very fine post by Susan Schulten at Mapping the Nation inspired me to cite it and comment briefly. Mapping vice in San Francisco pulls a selection of maps from the fabulous David Rumsey collection that illustrate the rise of political

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Mapping Vice and Ethnicity

A very fine post by Susan Schulten at Mapping the Nation inspired me to cite it and comment briefly. Mapping vice in San Francisco pulls a selection of maps from the fabulous David Rumsey collection that illustrate the rise of political

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Exploring Alternate Spatial Representations

Place is important, but in a very fluid way. How can we capture this fluidity via quantitative non-cartographic visualisation?

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Exploring Alternate Spatial Representations

Place is important, but in a very fluid way. How can we capture this fluidity via quantitative non-cartographic visualisation?

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Mapping Fast and Mapping Slow

A quite thought-provoking piece from James Cheshire at UCL on Fast Thinking and Slow Thinking Visualisation.

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Mapping Fast and Mapping Slow

A quite thought-provoking piece from James Cheshire at UCL on Fast Thinking and Slow Thinking Visualisation.

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Deductive Tourist Traps

Eric Fischer has posted a new series of visualisations ‘Locals and Tourists‘ depicting the location of photos taken in urban areas around the world. In this series he attempts to distinguish between those taken by tourists (people who seem to

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Deductive Tourist Traps

Eric Fischer has posted a new series of visualisations ‘Locals and Tourists‘ depicting the location of photos taken in urban areas around the world. In this series he attempts to distinguish between those taken by tourists (people who seem to

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Matt’s Wobbly Journey

Today’s gadget du jour is the Royaltek RGM-3800 GPS Receiver and Datalogger. I have long wanted to experiment with one of these and today one arrived in the post from the UK. It’s a small ticket item (€50), but after

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Matt’s Wobbly Journey

Today’s gadget du jour is the Royaltek RGM-3800 GPS Receiver and Datalogger. I have long wanted to experiment with one of these and today one arrived in the post from the UK. It’s a small ticket item (€50), but after

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Mashing Without Code

It’s got a great search engine, and it will map your selections on a rental by rental basis, or will present all (unfiltered) listings in the area of the listing you have chosen. … : Daft.ie for data Dapper.com to create a dymanic RSS feed Yahoo Pipes to geocode and output a further feed Yahoo Maps because that’s what Pipes works with The first step is to construct the target properties from daft.ie. … Viewing the My Daft page then provides non-paged view of your properties and gives the data (albeit in a relatively unstructured form) needed to build a custom feed from.

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Mashing Without Code

It’s got a great search engine, and it will map your selections on a rental by rental basis, or will present all (unfiltered) listings in the area of the listing you have chosen. … : Daft.ie for data Dapper.com to create a dymanic RSS feed Yahoo Pipes to geocode and output a further feed Yahoo Maps because that’s what Pipes works with The first step is to construct the target properties from daft.ie. … Viewing the My Daft page then provides non-paged view of your properties and gives the data (albeit in a relatively unstructured form) needed to build a custom feed from.

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Downright Useful GPS

The HKL Helsinki’s Public Transit has a moving, real time map of bus locations available via their website. Now that’s what the public wants to know. Where is my bus? Why its right there. That’s what real time GPS reporting

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Downright Useful GPS

The HKL Helsinki’s Public Transit has a moving, real time map of bus locations available via their website. Now that’s what the public wants to know. Where is my bus? Why its right there. That’s what real time GPS reporting

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Why Space and Time?

Why are we fascinated with the intersection of time and space?? A couple posts this morning caused me to take a step back and consider this larger question. I am fascinated with the visualization of the relationship between time and

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Why Space and Time?

Why are we fascinated with the intersection of time and space?? A couple posts this morning caused me to take a step back and consider this larger question. I am fascinated with the visualization of the relationship between time and

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Going Plazes 2.0

One of the more intriguing social networking applications that I have been enjoying over the last year has been Plazes.com. I blogged about my initial experiences with this spatial addition to the social sphere. Plazes uses your cyberspace IP to

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Going Plazes 2.0

One of the more intriguing social networking applications that I have been enjoying over the last year has been Plazes.com. I blogged about my initial experiences with this spatial addition to the social sphere. Plazes uses your cyberspace IP to

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Realtime Mashup

This one could also be called…another great time waster…but it is well done. FlickrVision uses streaming photo posts from Flickr that have locational references. It displays geo-referenced popups of the images as they are posted to Flickr. Hovering over a

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Realtime Mashup

This one could also be called…another great time waster…but it is well done. FlickrVision uses streaming photo posts from Flickr that have locational references. It displays geo-referenced popups of the images as they are posted to Flickr. Hovering over a

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Exhibit Keeps Getting Better

I have mentioned the Exhibit project out of the Semantic Interoperability of Metadata and Information in unLike Enviroments (SIMILE) lab at MIT. Their Timeline project was one that I immediately was interested in. It takes and XML of JSON feed

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Exhibit Keeps Getting Better

I have mentioned the Exhibit project out of the Semantic Interoperability of Metadata and Information in unLike Enviroments (SIMILE) lab at MIT. Their Timeline project was one that I immediately was interested in. It takes and XML of JSON feed

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Something New

Am trying out the Plazes service. I am still plugging away with it, but from what I can share, it has found me and I am here: Download Flash plugin There you go. Have embedded same in my header, but

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Something New

Am trying out the Plazes service. I am still plugging away with it, but from what I can share, it has found me and I am here: Download Flash plugin There you go. Have embedded same in my header, but

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A Good Life Metaphor

Johan HolmbergThe Probabilist has a very interesting way of looking at one’s lifepath. He describes a way in which we can

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A Good Life Metaphor

Johan HolmbergThe Probabilist has a very interesting way of looking at one’s lifepath. He describes a way in which we can

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Speaking of Visualisation…

As Google officially released new versions of SketchUp! and SketchUP! Pro, bringing them to a 6.0 release, it reminds me to recommend these to those intrigued by spatial visualisation. I have been using SketchUp for the last few years and

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Speaking of Visualisation…

As Google officially released new versions of SketchUp! and SketchUP! Pro, bringing them to a 6.0 release, it reminds me to recommend these to those intrigued by spatial visualisation. I have been using SketchUp for the last few years and

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Pulling Places from the Pages

One of the software engineers at Google Book Search has posted examples from his group’s experience in creating their own mashups. They created mashups from the places mentioned in particular books. As he states, he moved to New York and

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Pulling Places from the Pages

One of the software engineers at Google Book Search has posted examples from his group’s experience in creating their own mashups. They created mashups from the places mentioned in particular books. As he states, he moved to New York and

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Geotagging Just Keeps on Getting Better

The release of Google Earth 4.0 features the addition of Panoramio to their georeference layer. I was using a competing product for geotagging, but the seamless flow between Google Earth and Panoramio intrigued me. After tagging a few pictures in

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Geotagging Just Keeps on Getting Better

The release of Google Earth 4.0 features the addition of Panoramio to their georeference layer. I was using a competing product for geotagging, but the seamless flow between Google Earth and Panoramio intrigued me. After tagging a few pictures in

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A Fascinating Constellation

This constellation of researchers working in overlapping fields of knowledge, information, software and data visualization is a great jumping off spot.

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A Fascinating Constellation

This constellation of researchers working in overlapping fields of knowledge, information, software and data visualization is a great jumping off spot.

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The Middle East Redrawn

Everybody talks about the great artificiality of the existing borders in the Middle East…remnants of early 20thC colonialism. Now I am not sure that I would expect anything tremendously thoughtful from the US Armed Forces Journal, but there is some

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The Middle East Redrawn

Everybody talks about the great artificiality of the existing borders in the Middle East…remnants of early 20thC colonialism. Now I am not sure that I would expect anything tremendously thoughtful from the US Armed Forces Journal, but there is some

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Mapping Imperial Pretensions

Building a little index of some of my maps over time today reminded me of one of my longest projects. Back in the mid-90s, I started designing a map (a moving map, oohhhh) of the changing boundaries of Habsburg territorial

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Mapping Imperial Pretensions

Building a little index of some of my maps over time today reminded me of one of my longest projects. Back in the mid-90s, I started designing a map (a moving map, oohhhh) of the changing boundaries of Habsburg territorial

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