Tuesday, 19 October 2021

More map art

A few years ago I used Charlie Frye's online lesson Explore future climate projections to learn how to use NetCDF and map temperature regimes - it's shown below in Patterson & Savaric's Equal Earth Projection. It became the basis for carbon emissions map just updated in the last blog post.

Temperature - Mean Annual Baseline

Also recently updated my story map Maps like 3D prints with so-called emo or goth effects using John Nelson's Ice Mountain (lighter emo) and Sunrise Hack (darker goth) for a series of my favourite places on Earth. I tried another of his 2.5 Posters on a NW England dataset, tho DEFRA's incomplete DEM coverage created mixed results, show at the bottom,  Maps like 3D Prints - II (go to Poster). Recently John Nelson also reverse-engineered an illustration to create a DIY Graphic Design, using this time Tom Patterson's Natural Earth data in addition to Living Atlas terrain layers. 

So I took Temperature - Mean Annual Baseline from the lesson atop and smashed it into John's Graphic Design above. The reddish hue created a purple foggy effect offshore and ruddy shading effect on land: I simply took all the layers in the video above, and added the temperature layer just above Patterson's land use layer. To better display all layers, neither Global background not Watercolour paper special effects were used:

click to enlarge or get 1920*1080 pixel copy here




Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Carbon emissions reloaded

[ Updates:  watch the updated bubble map video wrapping this all up at the bottom! ]

Late 2019 I wrote in A tale of two maps

LSE’s Leslie Sklair asked me recently to produce carbon emission snapshots for an upcoming book. I had already mapped CDIAC’s CO2 emissions since 1751, I updated with BP Stat. Review current data, and I created in Esri web mapping platform some dynamic counterparts to Carbon Atlas’ static maps.

 Those 2018 data were recently updated up to 2020, and further fuels listed by CDIAC were added to create this map, using Esri's improved web mapping: