Awesome visualization showing the big players in the internet economy
Map showing the creation of Post Offices throughout the US from mid-17th century to the early 20th century. Click image below to see the visualization.
This web app was created by scraping the Stones’ tour data from Wikipedia importing it into CartoDB 2.0. After that, it was mixed in Reveal.js, which is a pretty awesome library for making presentations in pure html, with CartoDB.js. The result was this visualization, created with literally only a few lines of code.
Here’s a cool application that provides a window into NYC of our (relatively recent) past. It provides a helpful supplement to the individual 1940 Census records that are now available online, offering area-wide context for the person-by-person details now available from the Census Bureau and National Archives.
If only rent were this cheap now, I could be living in Manhattan like I was Don Draper…
Originally, Kowloon was built as a watchpost for guards who would protect the area from pirates. But as the population grew–from 10,000 in 1971 to a staggering 50,000 in 1990–attempts were made by the government to evict the squatters living in the city. In 1992, the governent succeded in evicting the population and, in 1993, the 15 story tall block of buildings was torn down. Today, a park with tennis courts covers the area.
Island found on maps does not actually exist, scientists say
By Adi Robertson, theverge.com
Australian scientists appear to have disproven the existence of a tiny island that has appeared on maps for at least a decade. Researchers from the University of Sydney told AFP that while they had gone to examine Sandy Island —…