Kay Li

Data Management Specialist

June 19, 2014

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5 Visually Stunning Data-Driven Maps

5 online maps visualizing data in unique ways

Data on it’s own is boring. But take that data and visualize it on a map, and that data springs to life. Not only can mapped data be fascinating to explore, but also can reveal powerful insights in a way that’s easy to understand. We could easily boast about what were doing with our own data mapping visualizer – Kiwi, but we won’t. Here are 5 more data-driven maps worth checking out:

1 –  AQICN.info

This map shows most of the AQI(Air Quality Index) monitor in the world. Displays AQI readings temperature wind speed and other useful data for air pollution monitoring.

2 – Global Forest Watch

Google partnered with 40 other organizations create a near-real time online forest monitoring system that empowers people everywhere to better manage forests.

3 – Submarine Cable Map

This map catalogued 263 undersea cables. Each country is colored according to how many international submarine cable system links are connected there.

4 – earth.nullschool.net

Visualization of global weather conditions, updated every three hours.

5 – Sights map

This sightseeing popularity heat-map is base on the number of Google Panoramio photos taken at each place in the world. shows the most popular and interesting places for tourism and sightseeing.

Also worth reading:
3 Things You’ll Never Find On Google Maps
5 Of The Best TED Talks On Mapping
4 Easy Ways To Leverage The Power Of Geomarketing

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