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January 25, 2012 8:43 PM   Subscribe

Ultramapping - outstanding and cool maps of all types, collected at Sha Hwang's Pinterest pinboard.
posted by LobsterMitten (12 comments total) 33 users marked this as a favorite

 
I don't know about everyone else, but I found it impossible to make the Pinterest popup go away and too annoying to put up with. Too bad, looks like interesting maps.
posted by zardoz at 9:03 PM on January 25, 2012


This is the non-pinterest site where everything lives.
posted by rtha at 9:04 PM on January 25, 2012


I love these:

Multimodal Shortest Path Tree of Bay Area

Shortest Path Tree of San Francisco Area for Bicycle Travel
posted by rtha at 9:06 PM on January 25, 2012


It is apparently Map Week here on Metafilter and I am completely ok with that.
posted by Defenestrator at 9:37 PM on January 25, 2012 [4 favorites]


Yes, I agree the pinterest pop-up is very annoying. Sorry about that.
posted by LobsterMitten at 9:56 PM on January 25, 2012


Some of my favorites so far:
Map of generic terms for "stream" in US regions - Derek Watkins

Map of "food deserts" in the US - Chris Wilson (can't tell if s/he made the map or USDA did)

US Routes as a subway map - Cameron Booth

3-d model of earth's magnetic field

WindHistory.com - shows prevailing wind direction in a neat way
posted by LobsterMitten at 10:11 PM on January 25, 2012 [3 favorites]


The beauty of the Willamette river.
posted by blueberry at 10:41 PM on January 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


Wind History by MeFi's own.
posted by migurski at 11:02 PM on January 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


So is a cool map the opposite of a heat map?
posted by idiopath at 3:25 AM on January 26, 2012


Ooooooooohhhh. Definitely going to steal repost with attribution some of these to my blog.

Map of "food deserts" in the US - Chris Wilson (can't tell if s/he made the map or USDA did)

Governmental agencies rarely use Flash, in my experience, so my guess is that Wilson made it, especially since the sponsored map uses the same structure.
posted by desjardins at 6:48 AM on January 26, 2012


Sha is a really impressive data visualizer himself. He's one of the folks behind Trulia Insights, visualizing US real estate data in interesting ways. For instance, where people look to move in the US.

(Thanks for the love for Wind History; I launched it on projects.mefi last June.)
posted by Nelson at 8:59 AM on January 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Right on, Nelson! WindHistory is very cool. And thanks for the links about Sha; I had figured there must be a professional connection there.
posted by LobsterMitten at 11:30 AM on January 26, 2012


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