Screenshot from: The New Yorker - Mapping the Rise of Craft Beer
A look at craft breweries per capita reveals the surprising showing from Montana.
Full interactive map at the source.
Kate McLean - Scents of Glasgow 2012 (2012)
Cataloging the city via whiffs of fry grease and diesel fumes.
NASA - Operation Icebridge (2013)
New topographic data gives a clearer picture of Antarctica without all the snow on it.
More images and a writeup at the source: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/antarctic-map.html
Screenshot from: Erin Hamilton/Rashauna Mead/Vanessa Knoppke-Wetzel : 50 Years of Change (2013)
Super-interactive, super-thorough catalog of the ever-evolving, ever-complicated landscape of LGBT rights in the U.S.
Twitter - The Geography of Tweets (2013)
Big data analytics finally demonstrate what we’ve suspected all along: people like to tweet from boats.
More maps from the source.
Screenshot from: Youtube - Youtube Trends Map (2013)
This came out a little bit ago, but is still quite awesome.
I’m baffled why Milwaukee is treated as being west of Madison, though.
Noah Veltman - History of San Francisco Place Names
Click around and learn a little bit more about The City by The Bay.
Reuben Fischer-Baum/Deadspin - Is Your State’s Highest-Paid Employee A Coach? (2013)
Our highest paid public employees tend to be university athletics coaches, but there’s a bit more to the story than that. Hop over to Deadspin and read the full explanation.
Abigail Reynolds - Mount Fear (2010)
One of the coolest concepts in thematic cartography is the statistical surface: the act of representing numerical data as a 3D landscape.
Reynolds’ cardboard sculpture of London obliterates the city’s physical terrain and replaces it with one derived from crime data. The result is a mountainous and desolate landscape, one that offers a potentially more realistic representation of the hostilities of the urban experience.