All posts tagged: geography


Livehoods – Use-Based Urban Analytics

In conceptualizing and exploring the city we rely a range of smaller areas—neighbourhoods, boroughs, wards and districts—in order to make urban space intelligible. While we can readily discuss how neighbourhoods are shaped by physical geography (topography, adjacency to lakes or rivers, etc.), ordinance (zoning, access to public transit) and economics (real estate prices, average resident […]


See Something or Say Something [c]

See Something or Say Something is a project by Eric Fischer which maps out locations of Flickr pictures (red dots) and locations of Twitter tweets (blue dots). Note the white dots are locations that have been posted to both services. Although there are no conclusions and none intended, it does raise some interesting questions about what makes […]


The Psychoeconomy War Room Table [Theory]

One of the interesting cultural by-products to have emerged from the American assassination of Osama bin Laden is the public’s sudden fascination with situation rooms. As noted by Alexia Tsotsis on TechCrunch last week, the photograph of Obama and his national security team taken during the raid has received millions of page views and inspired both serious […]


Invisible Cities [Processing]

Created by Christian Marc Schmidt & Liangjie Xia, Invisible Cities is a information mapping project that reveals social networks present within the urban environment. The application, built using Processing, allows realtime mapping of activity on Twitter and Flickr by displaying intensities and geographical relationships of twitter conversations. Data is displayed by location and hills and valleys […]


Elevation [Mac, Windows, Processing]

Created by Dave Shea, Elevation is a free, open source Mac and Windows application built using Processing that allows you visualise GPS data in 3D space. You’ll need to have a GPS-equipped phone or device capable of tracking your activity as you run, hike, cycle, skate, ski, snowboard, or whatever other physical activity you choose to map. You’ll also […]


Twittervision [iPhone]

Twittervision is a real-time geographic visualization of posts to Twitter for the iPhone. Based on the web app available here developed by Samuel Morse, meet Carl Jung, it is a beautiful way to look/follow posts to twitter on the iPhone. Twittervision is not designed to be a conventional Twitter client; rather, Twittervision gives you a sense of the global […]