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Here are the maps we covered in this episode of Maps to Know:
Ferguson, MO on Twitter (Source: CartoDB)
With news of the recent tragedy and controversy in Ferguson, MO spreading across the nation and the globe, this map helps to show how news from Ferguson has spread worldwide. This map built using geotagged tweets using the hashtag Ferguson and CartoDB helps to show in a simple, effective, and engaging visual format just how and where news spreads from Missouri to all corners of the world.
We have seen many similar maps like this recently from many different events. You can check out a few Twitter Maps here:
Game of Thrones Train Map (Source: Michael Tyznik)
Next up is a transit map from the popular book and HBO series Game of Thrones. Michael Tyznik designed this map and as a transit map it is an excellent example of modern transit design. The use of non-regular angles angles and curves creates a truly unique and interesting map (you can read an in depth review on the Transit Maps Blog here). The real beauty of the map, especially for followers of the series, is in the details. Closed stations, such as Harrenhall, follow the events of the book and the geography matches up nicely with other maps of Westeros and the Game of Thrones world.
You can pick up your own copy of the map here starting at $40!
NYC Neighborhood Subway Maps (Source: Business Week)
New maps are going up in many subway stations in New York in the coming weeks to help riders find their way above ground. These maps use the same base map as the walking maps found around the city that rolled out earlier this year. The maps help complete the vision of the late Massimo Vignelli who designed the influential and controversial NYC Subway Map from the 1970s. His idea included a system of maps that included maps of the area around the station. The new maps include bus routes, CitiBike stations, and major landmarks. Make sure to check them out next time you are in New York.
Washington, DC Crime Map
And finally a new project from the team here at Cardinal Maps! This map, built for the DC Police Union, shows individual crime reports and neighborhood data from the same map. Citizens can filter by crime type and time range and can view crimes from 2011 up to the current week. You can take a look at the map in action here at CrimeDC.com
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