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LONDON–Lately I’ve been considering subtle ways of communicating more qualitative information in the maps that I’m making. For each group of participants I have (representing a different type of relationship), I’d like to have a separate map background that represents some aspect of the tone, vibe, or feeling of the relationship being portrayed.
It was recently suggested to me that it might be nice to show what my life is like here (aside from the parts that consist of staring blankly at computer screens). I’ve also decided to try weekly posts (look for me here every Tuesday!), so it made sense to write today about the two spatial areas…
Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about data. My project for the National-Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship involves collecting a group of Londoners’ geolocation and browser data, representing that data in interesting ways, and drawing conclusions from the representations. (The images in this post show a sample of my own personal location data and a resulting map, as…
The lives you lead are different, but not divorced. They stretch and meet at crucial intersections. You cruise websites and highways; you check into hotels and locations on mobile apps. You may like to eat a type of food and you may also “like” that food on Facebook, but those two actions do not necessarily mean the same thing.
Meet the first five Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellows.
“There is this idea that a National Park has to be remote and rural, but cities are incredibly important habitats too.” Daniel Raven-Ellison describes his project to change the way people look at cities.
Black Plague Gravesites Uncovered Excavations in the spring of 2013 for London’s Crossrail, a large railway project under constructions in the city, uncovered a series of graves from the 14th century thought to be people who died of the Black plague. This terrible disease ravaged the cities of Europe during this periodic killing an estimated…
The memorization required to be a London cab driver requires years of studying. In the process, it also makes drivers’ brains bigger.
If you don’t mind the smell, there’s lots to learn about the future of water and energy in the sewers under London’s streets.
As National Geographic’s Change Reaction projects travels through the UK this month, take a look at some of the best candid photos from the road.
Imagine a sculpture made of entirely recycled items. One artist in London is working on one that will cover an entire building.
In a city with deep history, we take a look at some of London’s newest innovations and ideas for sustainability.
Pulling a plane out of the English Channel isn’t easy. When it’s a relic of World War II, it’s even harder.
You might call us invasive reporters in England, transplants from America looking for a few good stories in the UK. While we’re minding our p’s and q’s, London is dealing with an entirely different breed of North American invaders, and they’re quickly filling up the city’s largest river. We’re talking invasive planets, fish, insects, birds,…