Interactive map of global shipping routes

Kiln and the UCL Energy Institute have created, a fascinating interactive map that tracks global shipping for a year (2012). Here’s how it works: The merchant fleet is divided into five categories, each of which has a filter and a CO2 and freight counter for the hour shown on the clock: Container (e.g. manufactured goods): […]

Animated map of Auckland’s buses and ferries

I love Chris McDowall’s animated map of Auckland’s buses and ferries. An animated map of Auckland’s public transport network from Chris McDowall on Vimeo. “The animation begins at 3am on a typical Monday morning. A pair of blue squiggles depict the Airport buses shuttling late night travellers between the Downtown Ferry Terminal and Auckland International. […]

Journalism in the Age of Data (2010)

A documentary on data journalism by Geoff McGhee via Flowing Data, who name-check some of the people interviewed: “Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda Viègas kick things off with some of the work they did with IBM. Then it’s Ben Fry from Fathom, then Jeffrey Heer from Stanford, and then Steve Duenes, Matt Ericson, and Amanda Cox of The New York Times. Later […]

Maps show how transport shrinks the world

  New Scientist has published some beautiful maps exploring which are the remotest places on earth – given how much international transport we have available to us. “The maps are based on a model which calculated how long it would take to travel to the nearest city of 50,000 or more people by land or water. […]