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Beautiful maps

Posted: 31/03/2012-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Visualization-Tags: art, map, viegas
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During the last week two very interesting artistic works using maps have appeared.

Drawing Water is a project by David Wicks which consists in an animated map of water movement (where does it fall and where is it consumed) in the US. According to the author

Drawing Water is a constructed landscape shaped by the relationship between where water falls and where it is consumed within the United States. It builds images to expose the reality that water is channeled, pumped, and siphoned to locations far from where it falls. Although the paths are imagined, Drawing Water is based on real data and it reveals a clear truth about water resources and use.

Wind Map is a project by Martin Watternberg and Fernand Viegas that shows the live wind directions in the YS. To me, one of the interesting points of this project is that is has been developed in Javascript, and it seems to work pretty well even in iPads and iPhones.

As an anecdote, it is also interesting to see the animated legend they provide to understand the speed of the wind. 

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