Best of the Blogs – 9 August 2016

By on 9 August, 2016

Each week Spatial Source highlights the best that the internet has to offer.


Geoawesomeness compiled all that you need to know about the Rio Olympics, all told through stunning maps and charts. Including, for example, the live pigeon shooting event introduced in 1900.



Speaking of games, you might be interested in knowing the real Game of Thrones from history, those that inspired George R. R. Martin’s masterpieces. Someone went and mapped the largest empires of history as compiled by The Daily Mail. 



In a world where our phones are our navigators, a new book calls for a more design-oriented approach to map making in the digital age. The authors of Cartographic Grounds: Projecting the Landscape Imaginary explain to Curbed how there are many design choices behind digital maps users don’t even realise but fundamentally change the way we view the world.



Put together a meal in this globalised age and you might just be putting together ingredients from each continent on Earth. The Origin of Crops is an interactive set of interactive maps and graphs shows where in the world your diet really comes from.



Another interactive world map, this one from Max Galka you all in the one visual tool how your country stacks up in terms of GDP, Debt, Population, Births, Wealth and the number of billionaires. And it does this without having to show you any numbers at all.



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