Tweet to Map - A Twitter to Google Maps jQuery Plugin
We only mapped San Francisco shuttles, many of these companies operate additional routes in East Bay, the Peninsula, and around San Jose, including direct routes from Caltrain stations to corporate campuses. (via The City from the Valley, 2012 | Stamen Design)
Private buses taking workers to Silicon Valley—gotta love Stamen Design
They have their own map API? Who knew?
Stamen Design - Field Papers.
We’ve just rolled out a new way for you to make atlases of the world, called Field Papers. Field Papers allows you to print a multipage paper atlas of anywhere in the world and take it outside, offline, into the field. You can scribble on it, add features, or make notes about the area, all without a GPS or complicated GIS software.
late but cute (and data visualization, so thrilling to my geeky heart)
Portland’s racial divisions
How did he make it so pretty?! How?!
Data visualization is the rage right now, as city managers release ever more information through open source APIs and creative programmers tease out trends in colorful maps and images, beautifully depicting statistics that would otherwise be stuck in a dense spreadsheet only an actuary could love. Media foundations have been busy giving money to pioneering shops like Stamen, while those in the burgeoning field eagerly await the release of an ocean of new information in the 2010 Census.
Even before the Census results are available, however, creative minds like Oakland resident Eric Fischerhave been busy manipulating available data sets to offer insight into the traditional maps of our cities.
Fischer, a computer programmer known to wonks and city buffs for his wonderful Flickr catalog of transportation and development master plans that died on a dusty shelf, has used demographic data to showracial integration in major U.S. cities, to tremendous effect. The maps are marvels, showing how we stereotype portions of the cities we know by racial make-up and how dramatically redevelopment and racialized zoning rules from earlier eras have stratified neighborhoods into singular racial enclaves.
The spatial dimension of reading is an interesting aspect in so far as to how far it can actually become the main subject. A lot of narratives make extensive use of space and lace description and the location is often as important as the characters who really come to live from the description of spatial interaction and as to how they are set in the place.
Been awhile since I’ve worked on a project with my Center for Civic Media/Media Lab folk. But we’re working on an Ushahidi instance via Crowdmap for the Occupy Together/Occupy Wall Street movement [English translation: we’re making a map where people can log everything from incidents with police to where to drop off supplies — all through their cell phones]. Right now I have to figure out why the Twitter interface isn’t working.
Check it out, add stuff: OccupyTogetherMap
In-depth tutorial on setting up a CrowdMap, using Talking Points Memo as an example.
The U.S. observed the Labor Day holiday this week, which means pundits and politicians alike were apt to talk about jobs. The news on the jobs front hasn’t been good lately, most recently with a report from the Labor Department indicating no jobs growth and revising figures from earlier months to paint a pretty grim picture for the unemployment rate. That rate now hovers around 9.1%.