- HealthMap, a team of researchers, epidemiologists and software developers at Boston Children’s Hospital founded in 2006, is an established global leader in utilizing online informal sources for disease outbreak monitoring and real-time surveillance of emerging public health threats.
Check the live map here: http://www.healthmap.org/en/
- All the Tweets. This is a map of geolocated Tweets for the whole world (we’ve defaulted to London here) created by Eric Fischer of Mapbox, who collected the data over several years. The place where each tweet is posted from is shown by a green dot. There are millions and millions of tweets on the global map – in fact, over 6.3 billion. The map is zoomable and the volume of tweets means that popular locations stand out even at a high zoom level. The dots are in fact vectors, so retain their clarity when you zoom right in. The map is interactive – pan around to explore it.
- London’s Oyster Card Flows. Here is an animation that Ollie created a couple of years ago for the “Sense and the City” exhibition at the London Transport Museum.
- Cab Communities. Dr Ed Manley, a research associate on the Mechanicity project here at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, created this dramatic, colourful graphic (excerpt above) of popular routes used by one of the major private hire cab companies in London, using Gephi.
- 21 Maps That Show How People Run In Different Cities. Not live ones, but the designer get the data from the app RunKeeper.
- NIKE Grid Runners Map. The Nike Grid was an Alternative Reality Game (ARG) for runners, held over two weeks on the streets of London late last year. After each day’s race, W+K, the campaign planners, produced a stunning infographic video showing that day’s runs, superimposed on a map. The routes were heavily stylised as hexagonal traces, as was the map itself. Coloured hexagonal flashes were used to indicate the end of a successful run. Each day’s infographic was themed differently – one highlighting the runs through heavy rain on evening, another showing the routes of the runners that had been around the entire map.
The background mapping is from the OpenStreetMap database, which is CC-By-SA OpenStreetMap contributors.