I am pleased announce that London: The Information Capital will be published on the 30th October. It is a book bursting with maps and graphics about the world’s greatest city and the result of a year of intense work with designer Oliver Uberti. Inspired by London’s design, mapping and visualisation pioneers (think Booth, Snow, Beck) we have sought to paint a contemporary portrait of the city through its abundance of open data. We asked ourselves questions such as
Which borough of London is the happiest?
Where are the city’s tweeting hot spots?
How many animals does the fire brigade save each year?
Which London residents have left their mark on history?
Where are London’s most haunted houses (and pubs)?
What makes London the information capital?
and sought to answer them through data visualisation. The book