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A BLOG OF MAPS, MAPPING, MAPMAKERS... AND MORE MAPS.

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Beautiful Interactive Map of Barcelona Contains a Ton of Architectural History
“Created by the design firm 300,000 Km/s, the map includes 3,000 notable places, from Roman walls to modern street art. It also includes data on building ages for more than 70,000 properties. All this information was already available, at least in theory, from Barcelona’s city council and the national database of cadastral data. But the new map tries to make it more accessible and easier to use.”
See more at Wired’s Map Lab

Beautiful Interactive Map of Barcelona Contains a Ton of Architectural History

Created by the design firm 300,000 Km/s, the map includes 3,000 notable places, from Roman walls to modern street art. It also includes data on building ages for more than 70,000 properties. All this information was already available, at least in theory, from Barcelona’s city council and the national database of cadastral data. But the new map tries to make it more accessible and easier to use.”

See more at Wired’s Map Lab

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New Images Show Wreckage Of U.S. Ships Sunk During D-Day Preparations
On April 28, 1944, a German submarine sunk two U.S. ships participating in training exercises for the Normandy invasion — a largely unknown incident that claimed the lives of 749 American soldiers and sailors. A robotic sub recently captured the most detailed images yet taken of the wrecks.
Now, in anticipation of Exercise Tiger’s 70th anniversary, a Massachusetts-based company called Hydroid has captured the first high-definition sonar images of the two U.S. ships that were sunk.
See and read more at io9

New Images Show Wreckage Of U.S. Ships Sunk During D-Day Preparations

On April 28, 1944, a German submarine sunk two U.S. ships participating in training exercises for the Normandy invasion — a largely unknown incident that claimed the lives of 749 American soldiers and sailors. A robotic sub recently captured the most detailed images yet taken of the wrecks.

Now, in anticipation of Exercise Tiger’s 70th anniversary, a Massachusetts-based company called Hydroid has captured the first high-definition sonar images of the two U.S. ships that were sunk.

See and read more at io9

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The 10 most powerful cities in the world also have vast income inequality

Real estate consulting firm Knight Frank released its annual power ranking of important cities for the rich, and for the second year in a row, London is at the top spot. This year’s list doesn’t look very different from last year’s, except for a few cities being shuffled around. Knight Frank’s prediction for the year 2024, however, looks slightly different.

According to the firm, London will be finally dethroned by New York City while Mumbai kicks Paris off the list. Cities in Asia and the Middle East will increasingly gain prominence, while the U.S. and China will remain the only nations with two cities on the list.

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Here’s The Difference Between Walmart America And Whole Foods America


There are, of course, far more Walmarts than Whole Foods in each state overall, but it’s fun to see where the stores are more and less concentrated. Bottom line: Whole Foods America is much more coastal, while WalMart America is much more central.”


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/states-where-walmart-and-whole-foods-are-dominant-2014-4#ixzz2zirFggfa

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The animated map that explains the world
“That’s a map of Polity IV scores, the most commonly accepted measure of democracy among political scientists, changing over time. Countries are ranked on a scale of -10 to 10, with each score broadly representing whether a country has elections, how fair they are, and whether, once in office, leaders can govern like dictators. Anything that scores 6 or higher is a democracy, and shows up in blue on the map.”
See more at Vox

The animated map that explains the world

That’s a map of Polity IV scores, the most commonly accepted measure of democracy among political scientists, changing over time. Countries are ranked on a scale of -10 to 10, with each score broadly representing whether a country has elections, how fair they are, and whether, once in office, leaders can govern like dictators. Anything that scores 6 or higher is a democracy, and shows up in blue on the map.”

See more at Vox

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The Best (and Worst) NBA Teams on Facebook

The NBA playoffs have begun. The emotions of millions are at stake every night.
But NBA franchises are also businesses, and those businesses depend on fans buying into the team, both literally and figuratively. And now, Facebook is the dominant place where those fans perform their identities online. The franchise Facebook page has become a key indicator of business health. 
So, Spanish researchers at the University of Extremadura decided to create a tool that would let them at least quasi-objectively rank teams’ Facebook presences. 
"Social media provide a unique and strategic means for sport teams to enhance brand management, encourage social interactions among fans, promote ticket sales, and cultivate a more favorable online experience," writes the research team, led by Francisco Javier Miranda in the International Journal of Sports Communication.
The list Miranda’s team compiled is interesting, too, because of how it intersects with the performance of the teams on the court.
Read more.[Image: Alexis Madrigal, data from Miranda et al]

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The Best (and Worst) NBA Teams on Facebook

The NBA playoffs have begun. The emotions of millions are at stake every night.

But NBA franchises are also businesses, and those businesses depend on fans buying into the team, both literally and figuratively. And now, Facebook is the dominant place where those fans perform their identities online. The franchise Facebook page has become a key indicator of business health. 

So, Spanish researchers at the University of Extremadura decided to create a tool that would let them at least quasi-objectively rank teams’ Facebook presences. 

"Social media provide a unique and strategic means for sport teams to enhance brand management, encourage social interactions among fans, promote ticket sales, and cultivate a more favorable online experience," writes the research team, led by Francisco Javier Miranda in the International Journal of Sports Communication.

The list Miranda’s team compiled is interesting, too, because of how it intersects with the performance of the teams on the court.

Read more.[Image: Alexis Madrigal, data from Miranda et al]

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