Global Migration Maps

 Migrations of people have existed for millennia and occur at a range of scales and time-periods (from small-scale journeys to work through to intercontinental resettlement). As a geographer I have long been interested in these and thought it was ...


Brilliant Boris Bikes Animation

Some of us at CASA can’t get enough of the Barclay’s Cycle Hire data. We have had Ollie‘s hugely successful flow maps, journey time heat maps, and now the the Sociable Physicist himself, Martin Austwick has created this stunning a...


The Colour of Votes in London

Utilizing the same technique as the national election map, I have mapped the Local Election results for the Greater London Area at Ward level for 2006 and 2010. As before I have used RGB space to choose the final colours of each Ward based on the pro...


Architectural Projection Mapping

This post is a slight deviation from the major themes of this blog, but well worth it. I have embedded a couple of videos from Flat-e filmmakers. They specialize in what they call “architectural projection mapping” to project images onto ...


WhereCampEU: Some Thoughts

WhereCampEU Intro from Christopher Osborne on Vimeo. Last Friday and Saturday I was part of WhereCampEU “the geo unconference for Europe”. Being an unconference there was no formal agenda instead attendees could propose sessions on the da...


Mapping and Colour blindness

The explosion in spatial data availability and dissemination through online visualisation has produced many interesting maps. A friend of mine, however, recently commented that not enough is done for those with colour blindess.  To see the impact of...



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