HERE with a new look

Nokia’s maps are here again with a new-look and some new features ‘The best maps remove unnecessary elements to clearly illustrate the answer. Whether a map of the London Tube or of a battlefield in war, they follow the same principle: they give an answer to one central question with …

Map Collection no.5

It has been a while since I shared a gallery. Purists may say they are not all maps but these are definitely eye-catching representations of geographic data.

© Christopher Wesson 2014

Escaping to the country

Over the past few years there has been much interest in themed maps and texture maps. This combined with the recent OS blog post Maps on screen gave me the idea to replicate some of the maps I have seen on the TV to show how easily data can be transformed in appearance and to show how easy a ‘similar style’ can be created.

The Immigration Elections

With nationalism on the march, and anti-immigration rhetoric spreading virally across Europe, the European Union (EU) and the unity of its member states is looking perhaps somewhat fragile… On the back of the release of the UK Census data in May 2013, I released a map showing the spread of EU accession state nationals in England and Wales. So, now that immigration remains a hotly debated political issue, and now that both local and European election results are in, I thought it would be interesting to overlay this new data, i.e. to view how ‘regions’ voted compared with where ‘new immigrants’ live.

(C) Christopher Wesson 2014

Free cartography

Andy Woodruff once wrote an article on free cartography, making the point that our profession is undervalued and issuing the rallying call, …

Visualising nothing

A few days ago, one of my colleagues, Fiona, shared with me a blog post by Andy Kirk in Harvard Business Review …

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