Serious flooding in buildings and subways around the southern tip of Manhattan, here’s One New York Plaza the morning after the surge. Our building flooded as well, though the only thing that was really terrifying was the sound of water flooding our elevator shafts… sounded like Niagara Falls all the way up on the 9th floor.
Mapping Hurricane Sandy
The Weather Channel
My most valuable Product lessons came from a Vegetable Peeler
I was walking through Union Square Greenmarket this weekend and was reminded of one of the most important Product lessons i ever learned: find your Vegetable Peeler.
Remember the first time you saw @mraad’s heatmap of MBTA card swipes? Ok well i do, and every so often i see something that generates that same ‘dude that’s so cool’ nostalgia. Enter they guys at Vizzuality who made me grin with their recent CartoDB traffic intensity map. They created this in collaboration with the Change Administration and Tomorrow Lab and it maps out the data from their DIY traffic counter. The Red is the most busy area and each line of the contour represents 10 meters and 10% decay in traffic.
Treadmills, Tides, and the Staten Island Ferry
Election Map Magic – 10 Maps that rocked the 2008 results
Every election we see a bunch of red and blue patchwork maps, usually displayed as states are being called, and of course on the front page of the paper the next morning. This election however, interactive maps were used in a bunch of new ways to help display and query election results, exit polls, and projections. The volume of these tools was suprising, but here are a few that really wowed us…
The New York Times Election Results Map – link
Ability to visualize results data at the state and county level, as well as graduated symbols for county specific results. A very intuitive and well thought out interface with easy drilldown capabilities.
Tunnel to Towers Run - 2008
On September 11th 2001, off-duty firefighter Stephen Siller abandoned his gridlocked pickup truck at the mouth of the Brooklyn Battery tunnel and ran the 3.5 miles to the World Trade center with 70lbs of gear on his back. He was one of the brave souls who made the ultimate sacrifice that day, perishing as he searched for his Squad.
Height of summer in central park
Spatial Search takes a voyage to the desktop
You know that neurotic data czar down the hall that’s always bragging about his GIS data organization skills… yah, get ready to blow his mind. Modern-day mapmakers and classic cartographers alike can now bring search 2.0 to their neo-spatial production workflows: introducing Voyager.
Voyager is a desktop crawler designed specifically for indexing a wide array of spatial data formats. Let it loose and it catalogs everything from feature classes to layer files, giving you a holistic list of raster to mxd and everything in between. Think Google Desktop designed specifically for spatial data.
got stuck on the 4 Train for over an hour this morning… and had to listen to this guy the whole time.