Humans are a noisy lot. In addition to fouling our cities with extreme sounds and exporting our din to wilderness areas, scientists are beginning to recognize and map the substantial impact of human-generated sound on the world's waters.
Dec 12, 2012 The New York Times
Data visualizations show the daily ebb and flow of public transit traffic in world's major cities.
Dec 2, 2012 Wired
Jan Willem Tulp created a stunning visualization showing the relationship between number of vacant homes in U.S. counties and the total number of homes in that county.
May 24, 2011 Datavisualization.ch
Water shortages are on the rise, and effective management of this dwindling resource is becoming increasingly important to cities. How architects and planners visualize water in the landscape plays a big role in how it is understood and managed.
Apr 3, 2011 Places
Data from mobile app Waze is used to create a visualization of the throbbing, insistent pulsing of Los Angeles traffic.
Mar 24, 2011 GOOD Magazine
Google Labs has released another fascinating tool for researchers. Readers may already be familiar with Google Trends which can chart and reveal trends in search patterns for the last decade. The new tool allows similar analysis of Google's impressive library of digitized books spanning centuries.
Dec 17, 2010 By
With the debut of the latest map of the Moscow Metro, TheCityFix's Jonna McKone takes a look at mass transit maps from across the globe and chats with mapmaker Cameron Booth.
Oct 26, 2010 TheCityFix
"Betaville" is a virtual New York where users can experiment with the built environment and how new buildings will look in the cityscape.
Oct 22, 2010 DNAInfo
Architects Anu Mathur and Dilip da Cunha say that activism drives their work: "Rather than waiting for a commissioned project, we ask the first question, frame the issue and propose possibilities," say the two in an interview with PLACES.
Jul 4, 2010 Places
A visual city data mapping tool called CityTracking is one of the winners of this year's Knight News Challenge, a journalism competition that seeks out innovative communication ideas for the changing news media.
Jun 24, 2010 Knight Foundation