Sunday, 17 November 2013

Around the world in 30 maps

[Update 2: this map gallery is now the first pane of my personal portfolio]
[Update 1: Apple iOS doesn't support Flash, please try this old link instead]

I revamped my blog to make its header more engaging. I replaced the static image I changed from time to time, with a map gallery. It comes from a Flickr slide show of maps I have collected over time, posted in chronological order. Although each screenshot is captioned and tagged in Flickr, here is the text in the same order:

  1. Surface geology in Esri geology data model, draped over digital elevation data from CDN guv GeoBase rendered in ArcScene, NE BC, Canada
  2. AAPG 3D petrodata set in ArcMap, Whittier Fault, Los Angeles Basin
  3. Simple Javascript map using Google Maps API v.2, reading a flat file of Andrew's whereabouts, linked to Andrew's life story on old (1996) website
  4. Simple Javascript map using Google Maps API v.2, to create a custom web app to record jokes by country and post them online
  5. Sharing with  family on Skype a web app without them having to load  an Esri web map, which Andrew created of Brisbane floods using Queensland guv open data on ArcGIS Online
  6. Use of Rumsey's historic maps on arcgis.com, to overlay vessel tracks from Capts. Cook (missing Botany Bay landing due to incomplete data) and de la Perouse (infamously ending offshore Australia), from CLIWOC captain's ships logs 1750 - 1850 database
  7. US DOI RMOTC data set in public domain, allowing 3D modeling of shallow wells in faulted producing horizons, with limitations inherent to ESRI, posted in ArcGIS Explorer, executed in ArcGIS Desktop v.9.3
  8. US DOI RMOTC data set in public domain, allowing 3D modeling of shallow reservoir depletion in Esri Spatial Analsyt Model Builder, posted in ArcGIS Explorer, executed in ArcGIS Desktop v.9.3
  9. US DOI RMOTC data set in public domain, allowing 3D modeling of shallow reservoir depletion in Esri Spatial Analsyt Model Builder, posted in ArcGIS Explorer, executed in ArcGIS Desktop v.9.3, subsurface view using swipe tool to show various horizons
  10. US DOI RMOTC data set in public domain, allowing 3D modeling of pipeline routing in Esri Spatial Analsyt Model Builder, posted in ArcGIS Explorer, executed in ArcGIS Desktop v.9.3, view down onto topographic surface
  11. Using VLIZ coastal and maritime boundary data to map disputed areas worldwide, in ArcGIS Desktop using arcgis.com  detailed ocean backdrop
  12. Flickr's own map app to post vacation photographs and help friends locate them and build a photo story for themselves
  13. Simple Javascript map using Google Maps API v.2, reading a flat file of templiers.org Templar perceptories ('commanderies') and battle fields in the 14th century Europe & Middle-east (shown)
  14. NOAA NGDC AIRS_NRT near-real time infra-red satellite data used to map dust storms in Africa and Middle East , posted in arcgis.com together with EPCOM Hazards Data (MapServer defunct) wind data
  15. NOAA NGDC AIRS_NRT near-real time infra-red satellite data used to predict dust storm arrival times in Kuwait City. , posted in arcgis.com and rendered on Apple iPad for free and easy public access
  16. NOAA NGDC AIRS_NRT near-real time infra-red satellite data used to map volcanic ash dispersal from Iceland to Europe , posted in Arcgis Explorer usign the swipe tool to show various data sets
  17. Harvard University Library, 1610 map of Cambridgeshire, UK, detail around Andrew's home village N of Cambridge, tear restored eye-balling by hand, showing exquisitely detailed pen, ink and water-color drawing of geographic features c/w meta data (e.g.: large type for important cities... some now defunct!)
  18. Redistricting heat map, showing the concentration of shifted boundaries in Westminster Constituencies - UK's basic geographic unit for electoral vote counts - from the previous iteration of UK Ordnance Survey data, posted prior to the 2010 general elections and heralding the opening of guv data to the public
  19. flood.firetree.net map modeling 7m sea water rise using NOAA model data, with modeled coastline close to pre-Medieval marshland limit in the Fens, depicting a necklace of villages south of the water limit, and dotted villages on high ground north of it.
  20. Medieval Fenlands GIS project from HC Darby attribute data on agricultural wealth from Domesday (11th c.) thru drainage of the Fens (19th c.), showing here geology of soil types then and now, and how they may correlate with medieval times and assessment (taxation) at that time
  21. Medieval Fenlands GIS project from HC Darby attribute data on agricultural wealth from Domesday (11th c.) thru drainage of the Fens (19th c.), showing here 14th c. assessment (taxation), and current geology of onshore and offshore  from BGS web services
  22. Medieval Fenlands GIS project from HC Darby attribute data on agricultural wealth from Domesday (11th c.) thru drainage of the Fens (19th c.), showing here results  from Socium (now 1Spatial) online validation of hand-entered attribute data (highlighting boundaries across which feature classes jump by more than one unit, as transitions are deemed to be progressive)
  23. Medieval Fenlands GIS project from HC Darby attribute data on agricultural wealth from Domesday (11th c.) thru drainage of the Fens (19th c.), showing here results from Socium (now 1Spatial) online validation of UK Ordnance Survey parish boundaries downloaded in 2010  for free with guv copyrights, mostly spikes and kick-backs (shown) of misaligned polygons
  24. Medieval Fenlands GIS project from HC Darby attribute data on agricultural wealth from Domesday (11th c.) thru drainage of the Fens (19th c.), showing here results from Socium (now 1Spatial) online validation of UK Ordnance Survey parish boundaries downloaded in 2013 - note far fewer errors than 2010, indicating guv agency update its data from public source
  25. Medieval Fenlands GIS project from HC Darby attribute data on agricultural wealth from Domesday (11th c.) thru drainage of the Fens (19th c.), showing here 14th c. assessment (taxation),post here as a Google maps overlay to show yet another way to access same
  26. Web map by Openware aka. Esri (KW) of Kuwait City, showing here the Salmiya area Andrew lived in with routing to OpenWare offices (not shown)
  27.  RSPB 2013 bird counts posted on UK Ordnance Survey counties, shape files in share.geo and Google Earth Pro posting county pillars by bird count
  28. UK newspaper Guardian posted  GB (UK minus N Ireland) railway station traffic, posted here on Royal Mail post code centroids in ArcMap (L) and giscloud,com (R), attesting to the yet another use of open guv data
  29. US NOAA GSHHG (global self hierarchical hi-res geography database) and WDBII (world data base) are global vector data sets of coastlines at several resolutions, 1/4 million vectors totaling almost 1/2 GB, loaded web-to-web in giscloud.com and posted on arcgis.com, showing here the famously complex Aland Islands in Scandinavia
  30. Simple map story of the spread of agriculture using published data in a simple ESRI template, to show historians how easy it is to make complex data elucidate history theories via simple yet clear maps

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