Sunday, September 14, 2014
The Maps of the Week
On April 9th, 1948 in Bogotá, Colombia, Jorge Eliécer Gaitán Ayala, the Liberal leader and presidential candidate, was assassinated. In response to his assassination massive riots broke out in the city. The riots of April 9th left 3,000 to 5,000 dead and thousands injured, with much of downtown Bogotá destroyed.
The History of Bogatazo is a story map which recounts the assassination of Gaitán and the resulting uprising in Bogotá. The impressive visual aesthetic of this map is created through the use of custom vintage style map tiles, a careful attention to detail in the map markers & timeline icons and in the decorative corner images.
As you progress through the timeline the map automatically updates to show the important events of the day, with photos and text explaining each mapped event. The map is available in both English and Spanish versions.
Washington DC's ShotSpotter system is a network of over 300 acoustic sensors that are used to detect the sound of gunfire in the city and triangulate the location of each shooting. The Urban Institute has used the data from the ShotSpotter system to map gunfire incidents which took place near Washington DC schools during the 2011–12 school year.
Mapping Gunshots Near DC Schools plots schools in Washington DC and incidents of gunfire on the same map. The school map markers are color-coded to show schools that were within 500 feet of a gunshot, 1,000 feet and those that were further than 1,000 feet from a shooting incident. The map also allows you to turn off gunshot incidents which took place outside the time of normal school hours.
The Berliner Morgenpost's Fußballkarte shows where the registered supporters of 8 of the 18 Bundesliga football clubs live.
Fußballkarte (BETA) shades each neighborhood in Germany based on the club with the most registered supporters in that neighborhood. If you mouse-over a neighborhood you can view the number of registered supporters for each of the 8 clubs.
As well as the Bundesliga Fußballkarte there are also localized Berlin and Hamburg versions of the map. Hamburger Fußballkarte is a map of Hamburg showing where HSV and St. Pauli have the most fans in the city. The Berliner Fußballkarte shows the registered supporters of Berlin's top two football clubs, Hertha Berlin and FC Union Berlin.