Towards the end of the year (and as 2014 began crawling), we’ve seen a number of map and visualization reviews online. Instead of making another one, we decided to ‘bookmark’ them here for you, i.e. here’s a list of five places that offered the ‘year in review’ (in no particular order):
Wired’s Map Lab created a gallery of “The Most Amazing, Beautiful and Viral Maps of the Year“. There are 15 of them.
Gizmodo selected “13 Best maps of 2013.
The Atlantic offered their 10 “favorite maps of 2013“.
“Cartonerd” found 11 of them — Here are his favourite (yep, he spells it in English English) maps: http://cartonerd.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/favorite-maps-from-2013.html.
Smarthive decided that these six maps were an expression of “excellence in cartography visualization” (I have to admit I find “cartography visualization” a bit odd as a term .. isn’t it “cartographic visualization”? — but nitpicking aside, they picked some really interesting maps).
Now I know I said five, and the above five are indeed on maps/geovis. But here are three bonuses; they are visualizations/images and among them are also (many) maps:
Bonus 1) Here Flowing data reviews “data and visualizations” in 2013
Bonus 2) Here Wired again, but this time “The Most Amazing Images NASA Took of Earth From Space This Year” (they are really cool!)
Bonus 3) The Wire (well it ain’t the same!) collected their pick of “The Best Charts of 2013“
Enjoy! We wish you a great 2014! 🙂