The French are known for their beaurocracy, and the map seems to be an expression of that. Inside each région, there are several clusters for the départements, neatly separated. Smaller departments are often thrown together with larger ones, though, and inside each cluster is a nice bit of scribble chaos to make things more interesting. To the south-east, you can see the Mediterranean island Corsica. [Read more…] about ZIPScribble Map: France
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Though the data for Austria still seems to have a few small problems, the overall structure looks like many of the other maps. The pattern in the far north of Niederösterreich (Lower Austria, N) is remarkable though, because it looks different than the rest. Also, Vienna (W) is lacking some data, but would look like a spiral connecting its districts otherwise. What is quite visible, though, are the mountains that define the borders between some of the provinces, and which appear as regions without any postal codes. [Read more…] about ZIPScribble Map: Austria
The data for Australia is apparently incomplete, though I don’t think we’re missing much. Even if you are not very familiar with Australia, you will perhaps realize that the map is missing Alice Springs, which is smack in the middle of the continent. A few other cities are missing, too. But overall, the structure is very believable. [Read more…] about ZIPScribble Map: Australia
The family of ZIPScribble Maps is growing. This update adds maps for a dozen countries, most of them European.
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The ZIPScribble Maps of the US obviously hit a nerve, with over 55,000 unique visitors in about two weeks, and more than 70 comments. There was also some criticism, especially regarding some slight problems with coloring the states, and that some of the dividing lines were not, in fact, state lines (and that it was not easy to compare them to state lines). For reasons of convenience, I had also left out Alaska and Hawaii, and there were requests for similar maps for more countries. The US maps have just been updated to solve almost all of the above problems (except for AK and HI, which are included in separate maps for now), and ZIPScribbles for several other countries will be published in the next few days. An interactive version is also in the works.
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Since Pat Hanrahan was part of the reason for starting this project, it was only fair to ask him first. I also didn’t get all the titles written down that he mentioned, so there is also a practical reason …
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Ever wondered where the successful visualization researchers take their ideas from? How they got to know all that stuff that they draw from? What made them work on a certain project? Well wonder no more. EagerEyes.org brings you twelve lists of books, articles, and other things that influenced twelve researchers who influence us.
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