Keeping Up With the Cartographers
New and updated maps reflect global issues.

Keeping Up With the Cartographers

New and updated maps reflect global issues.

Maps! This shortlist includes the informative, the hilarious, and in some cases, the inaccurate.

Maps! This shortlist includes the informative, the hilarious, and in some cases, the inaccurate.

Tags: maps

poppycole:

maps

Tags: awesome 2d maps

futurejournalismproject:

sunfoundation:

 The Zombie Map of the World 
What happens when you ask Google Maps for the location of zombies around the world?

FJP: There’s really no way not to pass this along.

Pass it along … like a zombie epidemic?

futurejournalismproject:

sunfoundation:

The Zombie Map of the World

What happens when you ask Google Maps for the location of zombies around the world?

FJP: There’s really no way not to pass this along.

Pass it along … like a zombie epidemic?

(via futurejournalismproject)

secretrepublic:

The Suburbanization of Poverty: An Infographic

secretrepublic:

The Suburbanization of Poverty: An Infographic

(via ziatroyano)

lienatik:

London riots: Timeline and map of violence
4 August - Mark Duggan, 29, is shot dead by police at Ferry Lane, Tottenham. (profile)
6 August - Duggan’s family formaly identify his body. Around 300 people gather outside Tottenham police station wanting “justice”. Bottles are being thrown and it begins.(it’s unclear who started. There are various reports online that give the blame to either the police or the protesters)Pictures: Tottenham before & afterArticle: Tottenham Riots - a peaceful protest, then suddenly all hell broke loose
7 August - Investigation starts after all the fires are under control. 26 police officers where injured, 55 arrests where made. Local MP David Lammy tells that community has “had the heart ripped out of it”. Later that day reports come of of windows being smashed and looting has started in various areas of London (Brixton, and more)Pictures: Further outbreaks of violence and looting in LondonArticle: Second night of violence in London - and this time it was organised
8 August - Various police officers are injured. Scotland Yard talks about “copycat criminal activity across London in small and mobile groups.” Police talks about gangs of youth. Current reports in twitter talk of more riots in London, also possible in Birmingham (x) & Leeds. 
Interesting reads (all from The Guardian):
Brixton: could it happen again? 30 years after the riots
Looting ‘fuelled by social exclusion’
There is a context to London’s riots that can’t be ignored
Keep up to date:
Guardian Liveblog
#LondonRiots
BBC Liveblog/stream
Also (unconfirmed), apparently during the two days of riots in London, more has been destroyed than during the demonstrations in Egypt & Tunisia.
Sources: 1, 2, 3

lienatik:

London riots: Timeline and map of violence

  • 4 August - Mark Duggan, 29, is shot dead by police at Ferry Lane, Tottenham. (profile)
  • 6 August - Duggan’s family formaly identify his body. Around 300 people gather outside Tottenham police station wanting “justice”. Bottles are being thrown and it begins.
    (it’s unclear who started. There are various reports online that give the blame to either the police or the protesters)
    Pictures: Tottenham before & after
    Article: Tottenham Riots - a peaceful protest, then suddenly all hell broke loose
  • 7 August - Investigation starts after all the fires are under control. 26 police officers where injured, 55 arrests where made. Local MP David Lammy tells that community has “had the heart ripped out of it”. Later that day reports come of of windows being smashed and looting has started in various areas of London (Brixton, and more)
    Pictures: Further outbreaks of violence and looting in London
    Article: Second night of violence in London - and this time it was organised
  • 8 August - Various police officers are injured. Scotland Yard talks about “copycat criminal activity across London in small and mobile groups.” Police talks about gangs of youth. Current reports in twitter talk of more riots in London, also possible in Birmingham (x) & Leeds.

Interesting reads (all from The Guardian):

Keep up to date:

Also (unconfirmed), apparently during the two days of riots in London, more has been destroyed than during the demonstrations in Egypt & Tunisia.

Sources: 1, 2, 3

(via sunfoundation)

Graphic designer Yanko Tsvetkov remaps the world through the lens of our stereotypes. The results are funny in the way stereotypes often are—chuckle worthy at first, then dark, mildly offensive, and problematic.

Graphic designer Yanko Tsvetkov remaps the world through the lens of our stereotypes. The results are funny in the way stereotypes often are—chuckle worthy at first, then dark, mildly offensive, and problematic.

Using data from the 2000 U.S. census, Eric Fischer made infographics of the 40 largest metropolitan areas that map the density of racial groups with vivid colors. Each dot represents 25 people, and each  color represents a different racial group. Red dots signify white  people, blue dots signify black people, green dots are Asians, etc. From  Fischer’s graphics it’s clear that measures to encourage racial  integration have, in most cities, not been effective.

Using data from the 2000 U.S. census, Eric Fischer made infographics of the 40 largest metropolitan areas that map the density of racial groups with vivid colors. Each dot represents 25 people, and each color represents a different racial group. Red dots signify white people, blue dots signify black people, green dots are Asians, etc. From Fischer’s graphics it’s clear that measures to encourage racial integration have, in most cities, not been effective.